'Black on Black' is the immediate reaction of German born London based menswear designer Florian Wowretzko's Autumn Winter collection ‘Utrenja’. On a closer look, religious symbolism and geometric details are visible. Inspired by Krzysztof Penderecki's Utrenja ,The Entombment of Christ' & ,The Resurrection of Christ' from the 1970’s are here clearly recognizable influences: The Orthodox cleric and the global religious conflict. Florian works as usual autobiographical. His interest in religion be paired with a little horror mood as in past collections are here present again. The cut determines the overall silhouette: tailored & oversized, geometric angles and clean lines, layers & squares. Wowretzko uses the cut of ancient cleric uniforms as the scapular, chasuble, flowing robes and the burka. The result is modern ‘paneling' with freedom of movement & elegance.
Reference: Florian Wowretzko