'It is my aim to allow women to feel both secure and attractive in my clothing,' the designer explains. There is no better way to express the complexity of modern femininity – and certainly not when it comes to clothing. Initially, Schubert was above all fascinated by the form and the functional nature of the apron: 'The long front and open back enable me to create a similarity with other clothing items such as a T-shirt or sweatshirt, and to make different layers visible.' Rather than recognisable jackets, blouses or dresses, Schubert reveals details and inter-relationships. She combines individual components into a self-consistent outfit which is always 'somewhere in between'.