Dating back to the Middle Ages, the shirt was initially used as a second skin, or lingerie. It was a plain, undyed piece of clothing, which likewise the historic chemise, was worn under the regular garments. In medieval artworks, one can notice that the shirt is only
uncovered, on humble characters, such as shepherds, prisoners, and penitents. After worn by freedom fighters as a symbol of revolution, in the early nineteenth century, the shirt became a visible part of women's
daily outfit and began to be considered casual wear.
Carrying an understated and effortlessly confident look and a chic - yet - rebellious city feel, the shirt is
an essential and central piece in the modern woman's
wardrobe and her practical fast paced life.
Our archive is a tribute to the shirt, an anthology and a retrospection of its heterogeneous nature from a contemporary point of view. A retort to the fuss of fashion.