Virginity, purity, religion- these are the values typically presented with white clothing.
Particularly within religion, white holds depth and value that other colours do not. Christianity views the colour as an absence of sin, whether it’s a child at baptism or a virgin walking down the aisle. Judaism utilise the colour to celebrate religious holidays and Hindu widows mourn wearing the colour white.
There is a new scale on the spectrum of white, however. With white denim making it’s way into SS15 fashion we’re starting to see a more rebellious use of the innocent attire.
Combining the holy shade with rugged and hard wearing fabric is a bold move that is adding to the continuous use of fashion as a form of rebellion. The trend reminds us of a brave and misunderstood Ryan Gosling in A Place Beyond The Pines and has been incorporated by the likes of Burberry, Carhartt, CMMN SWDN and Roundel this Spring Summer.
Text and styling by Emily Black
Photography Will Corry
Hair Rebecca Amoroso
Model Nick K at Tomorrow is Another Day
Nick wears Denim jacket and shorts by Carhartt
Top by Christopher Shannon
Boots by CAT by Chritopher Shannon