Saturday, 3 October 2009

A Masquerade Monster

Monster fashion made a beautifully ugly juxtaposition in October’s Dazed and Confused magazine. Inspired by Alexander McQueen’s comment on throwaway materials and Rodarte’s A/W 09 Frankenstein collection, ‘Franken-Fashion’ was born. Some of the most noted designers delved into their treasure chest of scraps to mould and find innovative ways of concealment and performance through the art of masks. Roberto Cavalli used studs and metal mesh zips to vamp up a carnival mask to create something visually arresting without being grotesque. It looks to honour the strong and sensuous control a woman can embody through the mysterious masquerade. Alexander McQueen’s take on the project led him into a nostalgic route, using old children’s toys to celebrate the playful and ‘right little devil’ within.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Love this. So dark but utterly beautiful.
    Constance x