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Habit of a lifetime: Nun style fashion hits Spanish catwalk

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Habit of a lifetime: Nun style fashion hits Spanish catwalk
Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP
15:47 CET+01:00
It was 'Sister Act' meets high fashion when a Catalan designer's habit-wearing models hit the runaway during Barcelona Fashion Week.

Catalan designer Txell Miras debuted the new line of apparel called "Conventual" on Tuesday, surprising the audience at 080 Barcelona Fashon Week with the unusual religious regalia.

The designer's show included models wearing nun habits, crucifixes and the kind of stern grimaces only Catholic school instructors could pull off.

Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP

Miras told Spanish news agency Efe that her intention behind the designs was not to "be irreverent or provocative." She said that nuns played a major role in her life because her father was a chaplain.

Photo: 080 Barcelona Fashion.

The designer said she created the clothes with "utmost respect," according to El Pais.

Barcelona Fashion Week wrote in a statement that the collection is "based on an attraction to the solemnity and sobriety of the vestments of religious orders, taking on the challenge of reinventing this closed strict aesthetic".

Designer Txell Miras. Photo: 080 Barcelona Fashion.

In a meta twist, at one point the models wore dresses, shirts and trousers with larger-than-life prints of giant nun faces.

Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP

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