Mixing its strong influences of history that have accented past collections with a variety of films and animated features, Triumvir has created a post-apocalyptic world where the old fuses with the new. Entitled “Blind Faith”, the Fall Collection references to the Roman Civil Wars era of Constantine the Great, who adorned, for reasons disputed by scholars, symbols of Christ (Chi-Roh or Labarum) upon his warriors’ shields, standards, and later his own helmet. Fictional works referenced by Triumvir, including Fist of the North Star and Mad Max, are set during times of chaos and anarchy where law and order are subjective and the cruel reign over the weak.
This sets ground for the Winter Collection, “Hell is for Heroes”, which also focuses on the Knights Hospitallers– a Christian military order during the time of the Crusades. Through clothes designed for the protagonist (Blind Faith) and the antagonist (Hell is For Heroes), Triumvir tells an epic tale of two male characters, who live in an abstract world that is a blend of all these. With both of these new lineups, Triumvir moves its production of Cut & Sew back to the United States for better quality control, while also implementing a minor adjustment to the t-shirt program by switching over to a slimmer fitting cut. “Blind Faith” looks to drop Friday, October 16th while “Hell is for Heroes” drops on Friday, November 13th, 2009.
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