Fashion And Religion

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  1. Meg

    Meg inspired contemplation

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    I'm doing a CE essay on Fashion and religion (i still haven't narrowed down what my thesis will be exactly, why do designers use religion in their works, or whatever) but I'm looking for collections that have used a lot of religious symbolism or made comments on religion. For example I know i think it was last year a/w there was a designer who had a lot of bur'qas (sp?) in his collection and made comments on world peace and stuff but I can't remember his name. Also their are designers like Imitation of Christ, obviously, who directly have something to do with religion in their name. Anyway any ideas of collections/designers I could look at? I wasn't really sure where to post this topic but here seemed to be the closest to what I was looking for. Thanks!
     
  2. Acid

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    hey there......check out Versace autumn winter 1997
    and also Versace autumn winter 1991

    i gathered a few pics together from a book i have......hope this helps.... :flower:
     
  3. Acid

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    1 more......
     
  4. Spacemiu

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    teh sophia koksalki(sp?0 collection sued some crosses for the spring 2002

    alexander mcqueen uses them alot

    the spring 03 galliano collection uses hindu imagrie
     
  5. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    All Miguel Adrover's collections have influences of Arabic design or streetwear, still I would not go as far as labeling this "religious" . Kaftans seem more 'ethnic' than religious, Prada and gucci did those too.

    In contrary, hussein chalayan and even late '80s London scene star rifat ozbec, included 'burga' style haid pieces in their catwalks. Chalayan made news with this collection ( could be 3 years ago? no idea)
    vivienne tam is also capitalisting heavilly on buddistic images, Gaultier in orange refferences to eastern religion.

    the most amazing religious 'looks' are the ones in african tribes and those of the ultra orthodox religious jews.
    scull caps, muslim caps, popular yin ang yang inspired motifs burgas, christian nun head dresses, rasta dreadlocks and rastfari bracelets, popular rosery 'beads' also worn as belt tricks,
    are some of the main -real life- religious 'accessories' .

    :flower:
     
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    John Galliano for his Spring/Summer '01 collection used Christ as a direct inspiration:
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  7. Meg

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    thanks to everyone for all their help, especially that article you posted sean. Mucho appreciated.
     
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    if i remember correctly, Cavalli has been blamed for his hindu-inspired underwear by the hindu community.

    Versace retired a t-shirt with the sentence "the devil made me do it" because in Italy some girls had been murdered by satanists.
     
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    Imitation of Christ.

    The name, at least. ;)
     
  11. Meg

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    thanks all, although I already wrote the article the topic is still quite interesting
     
  12. Spike413

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    Dolce and Gabbana has been using Catholic references for years, there was one collection that was inspired partially by priests, another that had the Madonna embroidered and painted onto clothes and of course, the use rosary beads as necklaces all the time.
     
  13. nqth

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    Does anybody remember Chanel using a fragment of Coran in their dress (Claudia Schiffer wore it I think) and after protests of their clients Karl had to burn the dress? I can't recall which year it happened.

    And of course there is Arkadius who made a lot of Maria "inspired" dresses.
     
  14. Lena

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    Esther / madonna?
    or maybe she doesnt qualify as fashion influence anymore?

    hehehehe
     
  15. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    :unsure: i dont recall Coran in Chanel
     
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    D&G often uses Catholicsm.
     
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    Imitation of Christ has really nothing to do with religion. The name came about because all they do is "resurrect" the clothes (rework vintage clothes into something new), sort of like Jesus got resurrected.

    If you are looking for something that is not directly related to religion but on religious education, there was a belgian designer (now out of business) by the name of Lieve Van Gorp, on whom belgian catholic school education made a big impact and who constantly referenced it. I don't know if you'll find much online though. Scott might help you, he is an expert on belgian design.
     
  18. helena

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    I remember Chanel doing this - it was quite a long time ago & well before any recent terrorist incidents - it did cause outrage amoungst all the couture clients (who are mostly rich arabs wives who are muslim). I remember thinking it was pretty stupid of KL at the time (but then he isn't one to take the path of least resistance). I also remember thinking the actual clothes were horrible.
     
  19. Scott

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    And there was that eclesiastical collections from AF Vandevorst(A/W 2001). Priest's and Nun's robes,school uniforms,rosary beads as belts or drapes across the garmet. I don't know if it really had anything directly to do with religion or just mere fascination with the dress of Catholics.
     
  20. Scott

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    Oh...and wasn't Alexander McQueen's previous menswear collection inspired by Orthodox Jews?
     

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