Using a Cassock, which is an outerwear of the clergy, as an example. The design was not only aesthetically pleasing but also considered its’ functionality and comfortability to the wearer. The back panel of the Cassock came with ‘three pleats’ at the bottom, allowing movement when the clergy walked. It reminded him to balance garment practicality with creative design.
By extracting the key features of clerical clothing with his recreational repression, he found the possibility to modernize clerical fashion to contemporary womenswear. He extracted the key features of the Catholic monk tunic, which had an oversized silhouette, and the tuck-in hem detail into his ‘Monk sweatshirt’ with various pattern-cutting techniques. The idea of considering the pattern construction and seam details of this garment as well as the collection stemmed from looking at the garment construction of the vintage catholic cloak archives. The darts’ position and seams intersection were designed intentionally. This would be one of the main distinguishing components of the garments in this collection.