Inspired by the Japanese warrior women known as Onna-Bugeisha, the fearless fighters of the Samurai time that have gone virtually unmentioned in the annals of time. Protecting their families, lands, and fighting for their beliefs, these warriors were a true display of the power of women; a quality that Celestino continuously strives to showcase and uphold. The strength of the onna-bugeisha combined with the elegance and beauty of the Japanese aesthetic found in the gardens, art, and fashions throughout history have been woven together to create our Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
The world is calling for a new Renaissance. Bringing together minority creators and innovators, this collection was developed and inspired through the ideology of providing renaissance armor-inspired garments to those in today’s world who are individuals that are being oppressed.