The crowd at Ziad Ghanem was as much of a draw as the catwalk show, ailment as glitter, symptoms ruffles, corsetry, big hair and hats shuffled into the main room for a show based around counterculture and the ugly/stylish aesthetic.
“Real people” including students, artists, teachers and magazine editors modelled the clothes, which had a punky, chopped-up look. A nude bodysuit with built-up shoulders left little to the imagination on a male model in platform boots.
Ghanem apparently de- and re-constructed denim items from his sponsor Firetrap to build new clothes, like a mini corset dress with spike-shaped embellishments and the use of the material made sense within the “street-style” overall look of the collection, which was about self-expression far more than following trends or trying to look conventionally beautiful.
There were very wearable items as well, with colourful, geometric tunics in flippy cotton also bouncing down the catwalk.
At the end of the show, just such a conventionally beautiful creature took the stage to sing as the models took their final turn.
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