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The Fernanda Fernandes Quinto Simia Collection is Conceptually Protective

 - May 5, 2014
References: notjustalabel & notjustalabel
This warrior-inspired womenswear collection by Fernanda Fernandes defies convention with its one-of-a-kind design aesthetic. Its Latin name "Quinto Simia", can be translated to "Fifth Ape", a popular phrase used as a substitute for human being.

Designer Fernanda is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and is a recent graduate from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. For her latest line, the fashion creator referenced a theme of human evolution and developed a versatile clothing collection that is made up of protective garments and sculptural mask accessories.

Exploring the constant tension between our primal instincts and our moral mind, the "Quinto Simia" collection by Fernanda Fernandes pairs structured corsets and weather-proof fur coats with caged mask accessories that take on an ape-like structural form. When worn, these wire-frame masks allow a humans to take on an animalistic form.