Simon Says: Pump Up the Purple

In 60 A.D., Boudicca, the warrior queen of the Iceni, painted herself and her army with Wode and charged into battle against the Roman invaders.

boudicca

Wode is a plant that produces a bluish purple dye. The ancient Britons painted their faces with the dye to scare the enemy. They would wear nothing else.

This coming Wednesday there is a call out for everyone to wear purple to honor the seven young men who recently committed suicide due to being overwhelmed by homophobic abuse.

I will be wearing purple (which represents spirit on the LGBTQ flag.) If it was good enough for Boudicca, then its good enough for me.

By the way, I will not be naked with a purple face and you don’t need to be either. Lucky for us our friendly fashion designers have come up with a few appropriate looks to inspire us.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Jil Sander

Jil Sander

Follow the jump for more purple to pump you up.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

What will you be wearing on Wednesday? Send your pictures to FashionSchoolDaily@gmail.com and we will post them on the blog.

Written by: Simon Ungless

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