Contemporary British label Religion has released its latest collection for autumn/winter 2013, which features a unique blend of finely cut tailoring and more current sportswear-inspired pieces.
Founded in the early 1990s and inspired by the acid and hard dance music of the period, Religion has always looked to evoke a slightly ominous, if not dangerous theme within their collections. Such a tone is certainly evident in the latest lookbook, which consists of largely dark/black hues. That said, shots of brilliant white, burgundy and navy can all be found among the selection of looks, thereby demonstrating the brand’s wish to explore brighter influences.
Heavy knitwear is fundamental within range as cable knit sweatshirts and two-tone jumpers make up a majority of the looks. One particular highlight is the East Village Jumper, which incorporates an ombre fade that transitions from vivid red to jet black. With graphic knitwear now becoming a dominant trend, this would make a perfect statement addition to any wardrobe this season.
As with many autumn/winter collections, layering plays a key role in the latest Religion release, with heavy pea and duffle coats worn over the top of chunky sweaters and plain white shirts. In contrast, the selection of denim of the collection tends to follow a more simplistic aesthetic, merely using different dark and stone washes to create necessary diversity.
Finally, in keeping with Religion’s grunge-like aesthetic, a leather jacket is the highlight of the entire range. The Occult Leather Jacket sports a crinkled paper effect, for both style and comfort purposes, with the production technique helping soften the leather and ensuring a slim, complementary fit.