From Metro UK
Fashion really has no limits; sometimes it honours the zeitgeist, other times it serves as an ode to the past, but pretty much anything can become a stylish staple.
You might not think of the nature of protest and dissent as particularly fashionable but one designer has intertwined the two worlds.
DJ-turned-designer Dorian Tarantini included streetwear looks in his fifth collection by the M1992 label that featured the St George’s flag as well as Brits protesting, as part of the FW19 menswear collection.
Models on the catwalk showcased shirts with British faces passionately taking to the streets, in front of police and vehicles as they shouted for their causes.
The designer said the collection was inspired by the British subculture of past decades, with equal part glam, tartan, and sport.
‘This collection recalls my adolescent summers spent in London learning English, but also to research music,’ he said. ‘This is a reawakening of London, a city I love and that I visit often. I wanted to bring this touch to Milan.
‘It is not a form of appropriation, but it is part of my background.’
The 60s inspired collection was shown against a pastel shaded ballroom of one of Milan’s most elegant hotels, the Principe di Savoia.
Honouring the fashion of the 60s – the female models wore printed tunics and leggings finished with dizzying platform shoes.
The throwback series also featured an Austin Powers velvet suit with peek-a-boo ruffle on the shirt sleeve (not sure if this one will catch on).
Though it was an ode to the swinging sixties, it also gave a nod to Gen Z, the upcoming generation.
The collection showed that 2019 might just bring with it more male crop tops as Dorian’s short sweaters showed off more male midriffs than female.
Who knows? In the world of fashion, anything goes.