If fashion is all about the future, then the future is looking pretty grim.
A new trend is emerging on international runways that sees the macabre, the weird and the downright creepy incorporated into well know fashion brands like Gucci.
On Saturday, an Italian streetwear line called God Can’t Destroy Streetwear (GCDS) put on a show to remember at Milan Fashion Week.
Giuliano Calza, co-founder and creative director of GCDS, sent models down the runway with three prosthetic breasts, paying homage to the three-breasted model in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Total Recall.
Here’s the Huffington Post:
Calza wanted the show to reflect topics like the future of the environment and pollution, among other matters, he told HuffPost in a statement.
Calza also said he sent the models down the runway wearing three breasts for a very personal reason.
“Two years ago my mum had a breast cancer and it was such a wake up call of what’s future gonna be about? So I put all my strength into offering a imaginary world where I could express my self,” he wrote.
“Three breasts is not only a ‘Total Recall’ homage but also a political statement, in a moment where culture and art need more feeding than ever, three breast might be useful.”
That’s one hell of a metaphor you have going on there. Those breasts are doing some hardcore symbolic work. He goes on to talk about his vision:
“I want to create scenarios and imaginary fashion places where real clothes for everyday life can cheer you up,” he said, later adding that he pushes for “beauty and unconventional ideas” in his work.
I love how designers talk about their work like Willy Wonka talks about candy. Anyway, moving on – this isn’t the first time that Calza has sent weird prosthetics down the runway.
At the Kaimin show at New York Fashion Week in February, the design house sent models wearing “vagina mohawks” down the runway, apparently achieving the look using merkins, or wigs resembling pubic hair, which can be seen in the photos below.
“Kaimin chose to represent diversity, uniqueness, and acceptance of individuality with the life-giving human vagina — which was alluded to in the artistic videos projected during the show and was emphasized by the mohawk on the runway”.
“Acceptance of individuality with the life-giving human vagina”. There’s a perfectly ordinary English sentence for you.
At that same ‘vagina mohawk’ show, Gucci also accessorised their designs with replicas of their models’ heads.
Let’s get a close-up of that:
Lovely. We did touch on that here.
It’s a bizarre trend, but I don’t hate it. It will be interesting to see where it goes next.
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