Cow bones and leather
Armors are a reviewing of the old clothing for defense. They come from
ancient times symbology but in order to protect the needs of nowadays
I’ve always felt attracted to the Armors as clothing for
confrontation and its given usage through history. In many Native
communities, the armor was imbued with spiritual protection as well,
which sometimes was believed even more powerful than its physical
Even though the armors are pieces almost out of use, this project
reflects the paradigmatical social structure of nowadays, putting the
population constantly on confrontation states.
The cow symbolizes Mother Earth for many cultures, as well as fertility, nurturing and power. In ancient Egypt, the cow was a symbol of fertility, richness, and renewal. It was the mother of the Sun and the personification of the Milky Way. It is the hope of survival, the ruler and body of the sky, the living soul of trees and, for some, also is the Queen of the World of Dead. This armor with cow bones speaks about the confrontation that we are living with Planet Earth.
Design by Aloma Lafontana
Shoot by Garcia Morales & Lucas Pintos
Light design by Lucas Pintos
Model Carme Diaby
Makeup by Estefania Vaqué