Draping hoods: covered in mystery
For the longest time, fashion had hoods divided into just two fundamental categories: one associated with the sportier aesthetic, which was clean, simple, precise and very relaxed in its approach, while the other one was interestingly enough associated with religion, as a few years back Jean Paul Gaultier, Rue du Mail and Haider Ackermann’s hooded designs caused a little bit of controversy after their garments appeared to have found the source of inspiration in the simplicity of a nun’s habit.
But as we are about to leave practicality and beliefs behind, the fashion industry found a new way of making the old appear modern, even appealing again, as one of the micro-trends reviving at the spring 2013 fashion shows had the draping hood take center stage. More of a lavish accessory this time around, the hood has been dipped in mystery, coming across as a styling approach fit for a real a desert queen.
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