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Ingeborg Harms

CRYSTAL MESH Existential imagery in current fashion

Backstage at Nasir Mazhar, AW 2016, Foto: Jason Lloyd Evans

"[...] So it turns out the wave of political correctness that swept the world of fashion after the spectacular Clochard collection John Galliano designed for Dior in 2002 was never more than skin deep. Fashion is magically drawn to current political events and their protagonists: the refugee, whose existence is reduced to the sole objective of survival, and the jihadist, who rejects the lifestyle of the West and risks his life trying to bring it to its knees. Opulent layering and the “used” look are also fashionable allusions to homelessness, while martial design elements tend to aim at a conjunction of fundamentalist attitude and personal sensitivity. [...]"

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