Motivated and perpetually shocked by both historical and current gender inequality, FLYNN began considering the biological and socially constructed differences between men and women, and how these inform our behaviours today. At the centre of the collection is the re-coded apron. Constructed from the suiting fabrics of traditional corporate menswear, the ( IN ) DIFFERENCE aprons capture and fuse stereotypical symbols of both male and female working roles. Exploring the garment’s traditions literally in the studio, a deliberate attempt was made by FLYNN to overwhelm and weigh upon the body through layering, composition and sizing, a process which also revealed the apron’s latent associations with several cultural traditions of bodily concealment.
Adam Csoka Keller