BSC (HONS) FASHION TECHNOLOGY

‘Colori Della Chiesa’ - An Investigation Into Modest Dressing And The Transformable Properties Of An Outfit

‘Colori Della Chiesa’ – Transformative Womenswear Spring/Summer 2022.
This collection investigates modest dressing and the transformable properties of an outfit. Modest dressing is a key requirement in many European cities and Middle Eastern countries, predominately for religious reasoning. With the context of this collection solely based on Italy, coverage of shoulders and knees is essential whilst touring religious buildings. Introducing transformative techniques into clothing allows wearers to endure two-in-one garments from exposed to modest wear whilst bearing hot climates. With inspiration stemming from Italian heritage and design features inside The Vatican, this was clearly displayed throughout the project. Palettes of deep blues, reds and green hues were the main dominate colours shown throughout renaissance artwork and stained glass along with neutral tones and opulent golds.
The collection is also aimed at women seeking garments with longevity purposes where transformation creates for a two-in-one garment; a sustainable alternative to purchasing several clothes.

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Outfit 1 & 2 - Transformed as modest wear where shoulders and knees are covered.

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Outfit 1 & 2 - Transformed as exposed wear where skin is more revealing.

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Outfit 1 & 2 - The transformation of both outfits is highlighted here where the step-by-step process is described. Details of fabrics used are also stated with the main focus on sustainability where up-cycling has been considered. Transformation was significantly researched throughout the project.

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Moodboard and overall inspiration for the collection is highlighted here where design features from The Vatican were greatly explored. Modest wear was also heavily investigated to determine the importance of respectful dress in European cities and Middle Eastern countries.

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Exposed and modest wear lineup, highlighting the different styles of each design once transformed.

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