‘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.