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Christian interaction with the fashion industry often occupies extreme ends of the spectrum, with preachy, design-ignorant T-shirts on one end and designers at reputable houses scared to talk openly about their faith on the other. Lorenzo’s approach offers an appealing middle ground. He’s found a way to be honest about the fact that faith is central to what he does without coming off as holier-than-thou. As far as he’s concerned, this is what it means to be in the world but not of it. “You can’t be scared to get your hands dirty, to really get next to people and share your faith,” he said.

“I could never imagine myself starting a clothing line and not having it built on this foundation,” he added. “I felt like the world didn’t need another clothing line. But the world does need this message: At the end of the day, these are just fabrics. If you really wanna know what the fear of God is about, it’s a power that can change your life.”

Whitney Bauck writes about fashion and faith for the Washington Post, Billboard, and Relevant, as well as on her blog, Unwrinkling. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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