Fashion Is In Sync With The World In Crisis

Prada, Menswear Collection Fall Winter 2016 in MilanFashion reflects the mood of the society and many were keen to see how luxury fashion, an industry with profit-making at its heart, can seek to comment on a world in crisis. In Milan Menswear Autumn 2016 Fashion WeekMiuccia Prada’s washed up sailors reminded us images of refugees landing in dingy boats on the shores of Greece and in Paris security guards whizzed metal detectors over designer coats outside every show, asking people to empty pockets and open bags.

CDG_ParisCDG_FW16aThe designers made strong statements reflecting the state of the world today. At Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Rei Kawakubo paid a a silent tribute to a world divided by violence by presenting her ‘Warriors of Peace’. Models walked in armor like suits with shoulder pads and articulated sleeves. The boys wore elaborate floral headpieces in their hair as gesture of peace.

Dior_FW16gdior_emo1Dior_FW16cKris Van Assche presented his New Wave look for Dior Homme. The look expressed emotional angst what is also known as ‘Emo-Chic‘ with fingerless gloves and black nail varnish – the subculture of black-clad, angst teenagers. The silhouettes were easy-going; trousers were slim and cropped, or high-waisted and wide; some with stitching details. Then there were the accessories – pussy bow ties and charm necklaces. It’s like the Dior Homme man is expressing a youthful and carefree part of his identity.

LV_ParisBalmain_ParisYamamoto_FW16aKim Jones also created something of an army for Louis VuittonModels donned overcoats and army greens, with dogtag-style necklaces, and military berets. Balmain’sOlivier Rousteing had his models in Swarovski crystal-coated jackets and Jodhpur-like sweatpants and equestrian boots. There was a clear militaristic influence, Yohji Yomamoto had provocative slogans directed at Angela Merkel.


6 Replies to “Fashion Is In Sync With The World In Crisis”

  1. Ash says:

    Jack – irrelevant to this post but is it true that Malaika and Arbaaz are splitting ? On a separate but related note , you haven’t been actively posting on Bollywood “gup shup” ! 🙂

  2. tara says:

    JAck- is it true malaika is seeing a certain steel baron’s married son??

  3. jack says:

    I’ve heard the same. Doing some fact-checking though…

  4. SG says:

    What?!!!! It cant be THE steel baron’s son right?

  5. shanaya says:

    Jack- Has Ranbir gone back to a certain designer ex of his whose sister is now married into one of the wealthiest sindhi families in the world? Has his family done an about turn because of the sister’s new status? Earlier they didnt like her+she’s 10years older.

  6. jack says:

    you mean Nandita Mahtani? Well she dated Dino, AB, RK…didn’t know RK is back with her…

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