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Habit-forming: Dutch designer creates new habits for Dominicans

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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/17/17

This is different:

Dutch clothing brand Byborre has collaborated with the Dominican Order of Preachers to create an updated unisex version of the friar’s habit. The New Habit capsule collection consists of several unisex garments, including tops, track trousers, tunics, hooded gilets and coats. When designing the collection, Byborre researched the history of the order, which was established over 800 years ago. They discovered that, while traditionally Dominicans would only wear a habit, these days followers wear it on top of everyday clothes. “When the Dominicans walked the streets, they wanted to be normal not drawing attention to themselves,” said Byborre founder and creative director Borre Akkersdijk, who has also designed an all-in-one suit that cleans pollution from the air.

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Photo: Roel van Koppenhagen

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