medieval chic

I've been slightly puzzled by the semi-recent and pervasive trend of the cross motif. It's everywhere, on sweaters and scarves and leggings and bags and blankets and walls. When I see it I always wonder what the person's thoughts or motivation for wearing it would be. Are they Christians? If not, it's interesting to me that they would want to cover themselves with crosses. Who knows maybe it's a positively influencing trend?

But where did it come from, you ask? Well, I've figured it out. It can be easily explained by a current resurgence in medieval chic. Just take a look at jolly old St. Nicolas here in his cross motif and an uber-chic black-and-white geometric print circa 1400. SO ahead of his time.

Check out these other eventual-trend-setting medieval Saints as well...

St. John Chrysostym, circa 407. A very early use of the motifs.

And then there are St. Ambrose (c. 397), St. Augustine of Hippo (c.430), St. Basil of Caesarea (c. 379), St. Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 390), and many more...

Fashion is so cyclical.

sources: (sweater #1cross blanket, cross sweater, cross sweater, cross sweater, cross sweaterSt. Nick, St. Chrysostym, St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, St. Basil, St. Gregory

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