Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in humans as well as in animals and masks help stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading. For all of us, 2020 will be remembered as the first time putting on a mask.
The fashion week of Spring Summer 2021 season is still going in main fashion cities during the pandemic. Some of fashion designers adding various protection to their collections:…
“Let’s get biblical,” said Rick Owens. His spring 2021 women’s show, Phlegethon – based on Greek mythology. Phlegethon was one of the five rivers of the Underworld, less famous than the Styx, but just as deadly. In Dante’s Inferno, it was a river of blood that boiled souls, Attila the Hun’s and Alexander the Great’s included.
Now that masks a necessary accessory, every runway without them is a missed opportunity. “A mask kind of works with my clothes,” Owens said, “but it’s also a vote. It’s also promoting consideration of others. You might not believe in a mask, but it sends the right message.” As it happens, the collection’s sexy fishnet dresses were upcycled from the masks models wore in his fall 2012 show.
Oliveira Baptista, creative director of Kenzo – using Honeyland, the 2019 documentary about a beekeeper in rural Macedonia, as a reference for the Spring Summer 2021. “It’s one of the most ancient collaborations between man and nature,” Oliveira Baptista said, explaining that the image of the beekeeper came to him amid what he sees as a moment in which humankind is bargaining with the ecosystem. “I wanted to express something about the fragility of the situation we are in. Everyone goes to the low of the situation – fear and anxiety – but we go to the high: dreaming of optimism and a future and going back to the things we’ve been missing.”
3. “Home” by Kunihiko Morinaga – Tokyo, Japan.
Kunihiko Morinaga explained how the collection’s title, “Home” was less about staying indoors than about feeling shielded and safe. “Home can be worn like a garment and a garment can be a home.” And he also said: “I wanted to find a way to connect fashion with medical,” and made collaborations with Japanese manufacturer Shikibo Ltd., for the combining antibacterial copper and polyester fibers with their antiviral treated textile. “The architecture (of the tent) is very hard and the garment is something soft – these two things are completely different and (I) wanted to find a way to make these things at the same time,” Morinaga said.
Through Zoom, Marine Serre discussed the movie she made together with directors Sacha Barbin and Ryan Doubiago and composer Pierre Rousseau – on her Spring Summer 2021 collection. The Iranian-Dutch singer Sevdaliza and Juliet Merie, Serre’s good friend and long-time collaborator – also participated in the movie. She also did collaboration with shoe designer Jimmy Choo in this season. Serre, who is known for her leitmotif crescent moon bodysuit – has prioritized a recalibration of our values, through her inventive and emotional upcycling and recycling experiments, for scarf dresses, paneled sweaters, and hourglass coats alike.
Takahiro Miyashita included a womenswear line with the SS21 collection: “That’s because there was a woman appearing in the scene. But as I have mentioned since the beginning, I’m not interested in sex or gender difference. There’s no particular intention in doing a women’s line and I imagined quite a manlike woman in any case.”
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