| mantellum in Latin, meaning cover – is the outermost piece of clothing with which humans surround themselves. The aspect of protection as well as the interaction between inner and outer life express themselves most strongly in this garment. In architecture the shell is seen in its space-creating and space-enclosing function. 

With „clothing to live in“ Karin Jordan picks up this principle. The models named „The coat - Der Mantel“ form an ample space with a slim silhouette and are popular in winter worn over suits. The „Cover coat“ on the other hand is a light, almost atmospheric cover, protecting and sensual at the same time.