Chapter 6- The Chronicles of Narnia
The beloved novels by CS Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia have always been ripe with inspiration for a fashion collection. In particular, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
The collection evolved much like the narrative from the servants below stairs in a black & white, to the main characters having British fashion influences during WWII, to the introduction of fur when the children passed the wardrobe into Narnia , leading to appearances of the white witch; the preparation for battle; and ending with the thaw from Aslan’s resurrection and return (as shown in the velvet floral embroidered coat).
Scholars have long debated the symbolism in these children’s books. Many have assumed that CS Lewis was attempting to reference parallels to the gospel message, after converting from atheism to Christianity in his later adulthood. Regardless, this book showed the importance of influence, and the role that others greater than ourselves have in life. When adolescents or people in general are dismissed, they can fall from good society, but if one is nurtured and encouraged to become all they can be, they have the potential to lead!