Friday, 28 October 2011

Religion Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

For Autumn/Winter 2011, Religion has stayed true to its roots, with a collection that echoes the diamond in the rough aesthetic. 

Colours of stone and marble once again sit comfortably alongside blacks, with the introduction of mustard, fuscia and muted purples to add colour and vibrance to the women's collection and dirty blues tied with mottled grey hues for the men's. Feminine fabrics are given that tough edge with leather tassling , and metal beading. Menswear offers contrasting fabrics teamed together to create contrast and interest. 
The wide variety of textures in the collection lend themselves to layering and draping creating a thrown together, effortless sillhouette, with faggoting, moth holes and hems left open to give items a worn look.

Dystopian imagery is used in the men's collection, combined with provocative and daring prints, taunting the depths of the mind. Jersey is heavy with industrial details of rope and thick stripes and winter coats are offered in thick felts with leather detailing. T-shirts stay true to the brand with skeletons featuring throughout. 

Origami folds and foil embellishments are seen in womenswear with suggestion of rebellion and anarchistic behaviours with the paint splattered prints which merge into flower like creations. Opaque shirts and chiffon play-suits give a playful edge and knitwear is directional with heavy detailing and oversized shapes.