Dress the Part
DAY 1 OF VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK AN AWESOME AND EXCITING GALA
The collection I would like to explore is by Shaghayegh Tafreshi.
Shaghayegh Tafreshi gave as look at an alternative world, where the men wear the dress or skirt in the family. A strong theme of the collection seemed to deal with gender identity. In fact a strong young male masculinity is challenged by the desire to cross-dress. Tafreshi uses strong historical references to imbue her clothes with a dignity and reverence of the past . In fact the future looks bright for this young designer , who at this time in her career is developing a great eye both for details and proportions.
Firstly we saw a tunic/dress with buccaneer style cuffs and collar with a button and beaded torso. Certainly one of the best pieces , it had historical content and showed a variety of interesting details. On the other hand a clear vinyl top with a sarong skirt , added a contrast of shiny and matte surfaces. Whether the male skirt or dress is the next logical step in history only time will tell. However I tend to look forward to a time when society accepts the gender fluidity that is a part of our progression.
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