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We see from behind a man in a dark grey business jacket. The jacket is embroidered with handmade decorations traditionally associated with women. That includes colored patches and a collage of flowers that absurdly scattered on the back.
Photography by Natalka Diachenko.

Suit Jacket

Oksana Briukhovetska

Handmade textile collage., 2017

The blazer, as part of the businessman’s dress code, is mandatory for important meetings and events, and is also a sign of masculine identity. When the strict style of the suit jacket is violated by the invasion of handmade decorations traditionally associated with women, it becomes its “prisoner.” This captivity of the masculine by the feminine is a symbol of the approximation and fusion of the male and female.