Fashion School Diary: Cowls
High Neck Cowl
Regular Cowl used as back part of a skirt.
Last thursday I came in at 10:30am to my 9am Haute Couture class. Yes an hour and 30 minutes late! Good thing my teacher Karla is very considerate and nice to just let it pass. =) So our topic for the day was cowls.
A little background about cowls:
- Came from a latin word cuculla meaning "hood and rope"
- It is a medieval item of garment consisting of a hood and shoulder cape.
- It is worn by re members of religious orders.
- Usually refers to a long, hooded cloak with wide sleeves worn by monks when participating in the liturgy.
- Developed in the middle ages,
- They became a formal garment for those in monastic life.
- Worn to give warmth to people who often spent long house in unheated and drafty churches.
Cowls by definition:
- A hood or cloak worn by a monk.
- Draped neckline used in woman's garment.
We more of tackled the definition #2 of course. Draped neckline treatment which is beautifully draped fabrics that forms a necklace like effect. It's very simple and yet elegant and sophistication it exudes with the right fabric. This is my day 2 and so far I am loving Haute Couture!