Lauren Greenwood S/S 2012
" S Y N T H E T I C // I D O L A T R Y "
An aggressively youthful femininity for girls who know what they want and how to get it.
This is a collection that references a diverse body of research. I began by exploring the diversity and conflict in the representation of the Virgin throughout different Catholic cultures – from the almost brazen worship seen in Mexico amongst a raw, playful and highly synthetic blend of colour and texture, to the polished, austere Roman Catholic tradition.
This contrast formed the basis of the collection, combined with subtle 90s street and clubwear influences. Collaging the trashy and garish with a bold, restrictive silhouette to create garments that are both sophisticated and sexualized.
Submission versus provocation.