Besides the spectacular/weird mise-en-scene at Milan Fashion Week mocking an alien like medical theatre and featuring severed heads, toy accessories and additional eyeballs, the Gucci Fall 2018 show celebrated the joy and playfulness of constructing individual identities in our global world. Fashion is about experimenting with the clothes, constantly re-contextualizing and re-purposing, shifting aesthetics and ideals, changing perspectives and generating new trends. Alessandro Michele’s vision is extremely relevant nowadays, as it definitely appeals to a new generation of fashion consumers. It connects various cultures and tastes, taking the pulse of big urban environments. And after all, the garments and especially fashion accessories are creative and comercially appealing. I love the veils and balaclavas, head jewelry and kitten glasses, turbans and oversized earrings.
Gucci Fall 2018 RTW / images source: vogue.com
Imagine a collection inspired by slightly wilted roses.
Et voilà! – Comme des Garcons Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear/ catwalk photos via style.com
Hans Feurer photography (image from Pirelli calendar 1974 + Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue 2011)
The work of legendary Swiss photographer was brought together in a book published last year by Damiani. Definitely, that’s a collectible item!
Tomasz Pietek – Muscle Skin Suit
The Human Body plastinated by Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Laboratory
Exposed anatomy remains a hot topic these days. Plastination is a technique used in anatomy to preserve bodies or body parts, first developed by Gunther von Hagens (1977). The water and fat are replaced by certain plastics, yielding specimens that can be touched, do not smell or decay, and even retain most properties of the original sample. The Human Body Exhibition, featured in various cities around Europe (currently on show in Bucharest, Antipa museum), contains specimens donated in accordance with Chinese law to the Dalian Hoffen Biotechnique Laboratory. DHBL engages in research and innovation of the Plastination technique and produces, preserves and provides specimens to medical schools and the general public for educational purposes.
In the meantime,Tomasz Pietek, a Polish designer, illustrator and animator, creates the muscle skin suit, a challenging outfit designed for bikers everywhere (and not just for them).
Born some time ago (from “our passion for cycling and graphic design”), the prototype designed by Pietek was recently put into production. Now the concept evolves in many variants, from short to full body muscle suits, to arm warmers or leg warmers (check out the muscleskinsuit.com).
muscle skin suit pictures via behance.net
Now that the end of the world has passed without harmful effects (at least not in ‘that’ way), I take the opportunity to say Happy New Year to all of you!
And I don’t know a better way for a fresh and optimistic start than taking fashion as a good joke ( as it probably is). I found the charm of Mr Gugu & Miss Go quite approachable… I mean it’s brilliant! Just take a look.
Mr Gugu & Miss Go is a Polish label with a genuine philosophy:
Mr. Gugu is a European brand that has a unique background. It is based on a genuine conviction that the way we dress ourselves really matters for the future of our continent. We like to assist any person who decides to look better than before. We want people of Europe to look fresh, brave, original, and self-confident.
So… Mr. Gugu makes you a dream candidate for the future we dream about. He makes you the cutest child of the age to come. And Miss. Go rules over him just as every beautiful woman rules over her brilliant husband. They both will show you what is worth wearing not only today, and not only tonight, but tomorrow and the age after tomorrow… read more
So, Let Mr. Gugu and Miss Go help you look better. (totally love this statement!)
If you’re already intrigued, you can purchase these goodies here.
Again, Happy New Year in fashion!
Laurent Seroussi or Thierry Mugler?
Laurent Seroussi photography
Thierry Mugler carapace corset