After developing a neuro-cognitive setback, Daniel Friedman appropriated skills from his former architecture career to develop a unique method of suit design. His company, Bindle & Keep, has evolved to support people of all gender identities and backgrounds whose individual needs were not being met by conventional tailors.
SUITED follows clients seeking a person-alized experience into Daniel’s minimalist office space, where a holistic approach that considers each client’s personal narrative helps tailor the perfect outfit. From Derek’s emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, or Mel, who simply wants to look good for their 40th birthday party—the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper meaning around identity, empowerment, and feeling good. Going deeper than fine fabrics and silk linings, SUITED takes a modern, evolved look at gender through the conduit of clothing and elucidates the private and emotional experience surrounding it.
Please join ADL Chicago for a screening of SUITED, followed by a discussion with Daniel Friedman that illustrates the cultural shift creating a new demand—and response—for each person’s right to go into the world with confidence.
Tuesday, May 2nd at 6 PM
BMO Harris Bank 115 S. LaSalle, 8th Floor Chicago, IL
General Admission: $25
Appetizers and drinks will be served.