Saturday, January 17, 2015

'Round the World: Strega Fashion

'Strega fashion' is a term coined by shortcuttothestars or StregasForest of Tumblr -- the origins are unclear and it is often disputed. Strega is 'witch' in Italian. Similar to Dark Mori (branch of Mori Girl), it shares a similar aesthetic in that clothing is loose fitting and drapes over the body and mostly dark colours are worn. It is argued that Strega's roots are purely European, sharing the same influences used for Mori (a comprehensive history can be found here). There are no strict rules with this fashion except that it should be inspired by folklore and fairytales, witches and witchcraft.

Source: shortcuttothestars
I am intrigued about this fashion but I'm partial to Dark Mori, mostly because I love the use of natural fibres and the layering technique of Mori. Strega doesn't offer enough guidelines for me to enjoy being part of it. Strega and Dark Mori happens to demonstrate the fine lines when labelling fashions.

Dark Mori. Source: unknown (found here)

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