Starting point of the collection ‘Breathing sculptures’ were the Greek Venus statues. Focusing on how much they were and still are a symbol of femininity. The main idea is to break those female Stereotypes. Therefor i did research on Aphroditus, which is a male version of Aphrodite, portrayed as having a female body shape but a masculine gender, Marlene Dietrich, who was known for her transgressive way of dressing, and Ulrike Rosenbach, with the focus on her work about ‘the reflection on the birth of Venus’ or Donna Huanca, which creates live sculptural pieces. My aim is to play with the contrast between menswear and womenswear, for example tailored, ‘sculpted’ garments’ combined with draped, sensual elements, including the literal translation of the ‘breaking out’ in my garments. Basically I want to bring sculptures alive.