This bespoke jacket was influenced both by the architecture of cathedrals as well as the installation art we have adorning the various floors of our house. The skeletal ribbed vaults and buttresses of stone echo in the ribbed channeling on the lapel, collars and pockets. The textile of the jacket is from Scabal in a Donegal worsted wool patterning, it offers a wonderful all season weight which is versatile and appropriate for many occasions and venues. When closely observing the jacket, it is rich in character and texture with red, white, gold and blue speckles which add depth to its blue base.
When entering cathedrals we cannot help but be taken aback by the titanic monument which the people of centuries past build in honour of the divine. The splendour and strength of the structure speaks volumes today, as it did 600 years ago. These are some of the qualities which we have drawn from to create our own atelier; we strive to create a feeling of wonder and curiosity as one enters the space. The cathedrals of the 12th -15th took hundreds of years and several generations to build. The effort and work put into them showcase multiple influences in architecture with generations of labourers and builders replacing one another during their construction. The sentiment behind this idea is also present at Trend as we build upon the previous generation of tailors and add to the house over the years.
The new Gothic architecture movement saw a revival in England, France, Portugal and Spain in the 16th century. The movement experienced a decline around the end of the 19th century but is still popular in building schools and churches in the “collegiate Gothic” style. This is often seen in England, Canada and the U.S in places like University campuses (University of Toronto), the Baptist church on Carlton and Jarvis, as well as St. Michael’s basilica.