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Rome - Make Love, Not War

In 2003 designer Kristof Buntinx travelled to Rome where he drew the nude statues he saw in the Vatican, in the Villa Medici and in the many churches and basilicas the Italian capital boasts. He remembers that he enjoyed drawing them and he also recalls the heat wave that hit the region during his stay, as a result of which he more or less had the city to himself. He loved the contact with the cool marble tiles on which he sketched sitting in the lotus position. He recently rediscovered these drawings and singled out motifs to print on his cotton boxer shorts. For the time being, this new ‘Rome’ collection is only made-to-order.

‘Make love, not war!’: this new collection, which is the result of a collaboration with RJ Bodywear, is centred around love. The title of the collection, refers, inter alia, to the expression ‘Make love, not war!’, which dates back to the 1970s and the Vietnam War era. With this and with his underwear line, Kristof Buntinx focuses on peace and love in these times of war (Syria, Middle East, Iraq, Ukraine, etc.) and terrorism (Paris and Brussels).

In this collection of stretch shorts and tops for men and women Kristof uses six different floral and plant motifs, based on their age-old connotation: white tulips are a universally recognised symbol of forgiveness; ivy is a sign of eternal loyalty; lavender is a symbol of devotion; red carnations refer to the Portuguese Carnation Revolution where the population peacefully took to the streets to celebrate the end of the military dictatorship; red roses are generally considered to be a sign of true love; and lastly the proverbial forget-me-nots.



For more information, contact RJ Bodywear: +31(0)182760005






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