‘Ninth Hour’ aims to reflect on my experience of being part of the Filipino culture where religion is a big part of the ceremonial life of the people. In this womenswear collection the silhouette draws on Filipino traditional dress with butterfly sleeves, dropped shoulder and full body cover. The laser-cut embellishments derive from the variety of robes and ornaments clothing the bodies of religious figures in Catholic processions. In the Philippines the key moment for public expression of devotion is Holy Week, when Christ’s suffering is commemorated. The collection conveys the sorrowful atmosphere through the predominant use of black fabrics.