These designs are based on the Tribes Project performed at The Prague Quadrennial. They express duality; there are always two sides to people. You can't be certain of someone's past based on physical appearance. These costumes would put everything on display, relying on viewing angle. Depending on each audience member's viewpoint, a different perspective would present itself.
The woman harbors a sexual abuse/harassment history beneath her dress, while the man tries to hide his criminal background beneath a suit.