Fashion Blog # 4: Faithful

Is fashion finally tapping into a more ecclesiastical tinge? Have you ever gone to a monastery or to church and wonder how awfully uncomfortable the monks and the priest feel in their flammable wardrobe? Need not to worry as it is part of their mission not yours. Your only mission my dear friends is to look good and feel good (ofcourse read this then youll be! lol)

2 seasons ago Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy conceptualized one of my favorite looks and one of the best look for Fall 2008: The Loose Frothy White/OffWhite Shirt + Bomber Jacket + Liquid Leggings + Slick Black Patent Hyper Wedge Boots

According to him, he was inspired during his travels in South America, he discovered a romantic sensuality and elegance in the place that he identified with as a Catholic. Catholicism with a good mix of kind of a dark, romantic, faintly goth aesthetic made Riccardo Tisci a breakout star for Fall 2008.

Here are some of his best (Fall 2008)

Get inspired and try to emulate some 'mercy' into your lives by looking into the new Fall 2009 runways :)
From Rosary Beads to 'Nun' inspired headgears, to Cassock Coats to Drapped Hoods, to Wimples to Monks many designers made use of every inspiration they could find. It seemed that they scoured the Vatican Archives to pull off this seasons reoccuring trend. This season it got even more inspired and dazed.

Starting from Alexander Mcqueen's spectacular-of-a-show

to Fendi's barbarism-futurism movement

designers made use of nuns of conservative religious legendary ancient convents as inspiration.
The models at Todd Lynn’s show carried rosary beads and walked to chants

there were cassock coats at Giambattista Valli and Gareth Pugh;

and the headgears at Marc Jacobs, John Galliano

as with Alexander McQueen and Fendi (as shown above) recalled medieval nuns.

A photo of Grace Jones in a draped hood by Azzedine Alaïa
influenced the severe geometry of Bruno Pieters’ collection also in Jean Paul Gultier and Rue du Mail

According to the article Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will play priests in the upcoming musical film Nine :) so it all goes together? not... lol

So how to we wear this wonderful concept? isdk in this kind of weather in he Philippines i wonder whos brave enough to get a heat stoke because of over layering! :) lets just pray haha
“So do you say hallelujah or good riddance and amen to the trend?"

PS: To my ultimately conservative friends le'st not take offense to the inspiration. Give it a break. Its just fashion.. duhh as if..lol

i love it :)

Credit to Laird Borrelli-Persson of style.com for the inspiring report and Marcio Madeira for the Photos.

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