Pokit designers Bayode Oduwole and Claire Pringle are preoccupied with the enduring iconography of the suit. Under their scrutiny, this potent symbol of authority takes on a new meaning. What role does the suit perform? For an avant-garde line of enquiry, the suit seems unapologetically conventional: an unlikely medium to choose. But Pokit suits are characterised by contradiction. They are disarmingly familiar and at the same time innovative. It is this tension between the known and the imagined that replaces the suit’s traditional identity with a new, more ambiguous character. Twenty years on, Bayode and Claire continue to explore the identity, the symbolism and associations of clothing through the practicalities of movement, surface and silhouette.