Courtship Jacket Looks Like Batman’s Cousin

Cape or coat, however you look at it, the Courtship Jacket designed by Christopher Eves encourages the wearer to share his/her feelings with another. The design plays off the cliche of courtship rituals long past. Well here’s a new one. See someone you want to get close to? Open up and let them in, literally.

Below is a statement from the designer:

I am interested in creating a lasting bond between user and garment, and thus enhancing sustainability. I have been investigating longevity facilitated by functionality. I’m curious of the effect that the functionality can have on emotional attachment relative to the memory of the interaction with the garment. A surprising interaction creates a story of the experience in the user’s mind, therefore creating an emotional attachment and a stronger memory of the object through the story of the interaction.

The project ties in with male and female courtship rituals enhancing the stories that can be attached to the garment through the interaction of functionality. Playing with clichés and observations coupled with courtship behaviour, highlighting values and concerns.

Designer: Christopher Eves

17 Comments

  • Nathan says:

    Im not sure why anyone would ever where something like this

  • paolo says:

    i would definately wear this, the pleets are really unusual. i wonder if the girl comes with it?!

  • annie says:

    i love the bright color on the pleats and i can totally see stars and musicians wearing this jacket.

  • qubix says:

    I want it.

  • douglas clark says:

    I THINK OF A FEW RED LIGHT DISTRICTS WHERE THE GIRLS COULD WEAR THESE THINGS. IT IS ODD A MAN IS WEARING IT WHEN IT IS OBVIOUSLY MORE USEFUL ON A WOMAN TO CONCEAL ANY HANDYWOK FROM A GUY.

    • roberto says:

      Douglas, you are missing the point of the project, it doesn’t matter that it is a garment or that a man or woman is wearing it, the interesting thing is the theory behind it, emotional attachment to an object creating longer life! This is fresh, interesting and an exciting approach to designing for a more sustainable future.

  • majere says:

    where to buy?

  • Turki says:

    Where is this sold?
    i really want to buy one

  • evviva says:

    Sbam! Crash! Kaboom!

    i wanna buy it!
    where can i find it?

  • edel says:

    I’d wear it too… maybe not that exact color pallet, but its a really slick garment.

  • ryne says:

    this is the gayest jacket ever

  • rachael says:

    very interesting idea

    cool concept and stuff but i would have figured if the point of it is to cover more than one person it would be more ergonomically suited to fit that shape. It seems like a bit of a weird shape to wrap around someone.

  • Rob says:

    want one….i prefer white instead of orange….
    where do i get one??

  • nry says:

    how exactly does the jacket promote courtship? i don’t get it.

    any word on when its releasing to retail? :/

  • Brendon says:

    When does this become available to the public?

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