hbb (half but big)



The German word for shirt, «Hemd», comes from the word «hemidi», which originally meant skin or husk.
A well-made half shirt is, in and of itself, an artifact like any product, but it is a forceful one.
The half-shirt grows to oversized proportions, and this expanded material can be arranged around the body in all sorts of ways: draped, knotted, fastened.

A long history speaks for experimenting with the shirt:
The elements of a conventional shirt begin to «wander»: a collar becomes a suspender, a giant cuff slips to the edge of the dress or skirt… Formal asymmetry is deliberately created. A new group of combinations emerges, generating countless possibilities. Shirt hybrids. Bastards.