With Easter just around the corner, this collection from “Our Lord & Saviour” caught my eye. There’s too little I understand, to my great shame, about religious symbolism translated into fashion or everyday objects. And the very sight of misused (in my view) sacred symbols creeps me big time.
Getting back to the clutches: “Our Lord & Saviour” showcased the Fall Winter 2010 collection under the “Olympus Teneo” signature. The python leather and the crocodile leather versions retail at $3,265 and $8,695 respectively. While I’m sure the Lord himself kindly disapproves all this, let me fill you in on the bags creator (Jason Salstein) explanations right after the jump!
The crucifix was not for shock value at all, but rather an introduction of the sacred Gothic aesthetic I want to convey. It just happens to be the subject that receives a lot of attention and moves me the most and others as well. I am sure that Catholics are not the only individuals that venture to Italy and visit the Sistine Chapel or Vatican. People ooh and awe at the paintings, frescoes, Michelangelo’s marble Madonna etc.