The sumptuous holds
Adoption by a modern university without a medieval past, but in a medieval city with a university history of the medieval sumptuousness, has occurred under the pressure of the students, induced by the cinematographic imagination of American colleges.
Since the students spontaneously adopted university-held medieval tradition, the university was forced to elaborate a regular, eraristic, fairly semiotic and historic ensemble dressing system during the ceremony. The study of the history of the traditional college costume costume was made by Dr. Mihai Turcu, the graphic projects under the Senate election were made by Marian Florea, the prototypes and the actual realization of the works by Conf. Dr. Ion Neagu and his students in the textile technology lab . The supervision of the entire work and the logistic coordination was provided by Prof. Ioan Ştefănuţă.
The folds grow hierarchically starting from the basic underwear, the doctor’s. The chosen type is that of the 13th-century university clothing, the original one. The doctor’s hat, the distinctive piece of doctoral quality, a sign of belonging to a privileged medieval state, is of a beret type with a planar quadrangle with upward bobs of black velvet. It is filled with a large, long thick black silk robe with black velvet lining and black velvet lining and linings.
The patience of university doctors at university magistrates is signaled through the garments of the lady. The senators are distinguished by the red hat of the doctor hat, the red velvet, the seals, and the red velvet lining visible in the high sleeves. The special honor of Doctor Honoris Causa is that of doctors, but with purple seals and lining, heraldic color, according to the condition of excellence. The chief secretary of the university carries a black outfit with green velvet liners.
Predoctoral university conditions including students are distinct in blue color with indigo blue gaskets, students, at their choice, bear caps with rigid quadrangular termination.
The reconstruction of medieval university-style clothing of the 13th century type used graphic and pictorial documents, frescoes and panel or book luminaries from the period. Despite the lack of university tradition in this respect, the university clothing system expresses the adherence of our university to European academic values and is a response to the students’ desire to emphasize their academic condition. The system manages to signal the structure of position and rank but also the unity of the university body. The dress does not usurp or copy the individualized expression of other university’s clothes, but conforms to the original system of European medieval status, order and rank.