The concept of the collection is about whanau and iwi. Librā addresses how we identify ourselves within a community and whether or not that affects our own individuality. The word ‘balance’ is the most manifested term for the collection. The garments reflect influence from our family/respected community.
Jacob Couties' work often follows conceptual narratives that uses clothing as form of visual communication. This is effective through his use of layering with softer weight fabrics paired against heavier weighted garments. Couties' clothes frequently display formality, vulnerability and authority.