Oppressive or Not? - Crystal Muzzles - Fashion Accessories Going too Far - Haute Couture

Posted: Jul 16 2012

So, I've noticed quite a few designers sending models down the runway with embellished face masks or muzzles, if you will. I know that runways are meant to rustle a little feathers and to stand out in this day and age, I guess the best way is to offend or hit a nerve with the mostly female audience. I wholeheartedly appreciate the work involved in each handcrafted piece and I seriously love the idea of such hardware in fashion but if I really ponder over the message being sent down that runway, i wonder - is it a statement against the oppression of women or for it? Too political, you say?! Well, it's clear that fashion's influence is socio-political - it's a business, after all.

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012

Rick Owens Fall 2012

Armani Prive, Giambattista Valli and Martin Margiela

I'm not diving into this any further because it will no doubtedly be a very long post! I'd love to know how you feel about this subject???
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