I am not afraid, I was born to do this- Joan of Arc
Not long after victory was achieved and Joan of Arc was rewarded with honor and admiration, she was captured and sold to her enemies. We all know the story of her tragic death but after, she was almost immediately recognized as who she appeared to be during her life; a true agent of God. Her popularity increased over the centuries which led to being canonized as a Saint in 1920.
This part of Joan’s life, her bravery and the recognition she received during and after her life, inspired me to design a collection which is truly outspoken by material and color. To me she is one of the most unique and strongest female figures in European war history. The collection therefore, is a bold statement in a structured gold leather. Decorated with different beautiful designed ornaments such as the 3-D ornament showing a Fleur de Lis representing power and referring to the coat of arms Joan of Arc received after her victory. Find the essence of Joan’s existence in the printed gusset : “I am not afraid, I was born to do this".