If you thought clear skin was essential at every fashion show, it’s time to revaluate.
Because one show at the recently-concluded Milan Men’s Fashion Week was all about blemished skin, riddled with visible, exaggerated acne.
Moto Guo’s latest runway collection was titled ‘Picnic in the Society’ and any use of concealer was shunned as the creative favoured a completely natural approach for his models. (Instagram)
Malaysian designer Moto Guo sent models down the runway in pastel, almost childlike outfits paired with some pretty spotty and inflamed adolescent looking skin. Stretching what’s acceptable in fashion, his Picnic in the Society exhibit featured both male and female models with visible acne.
While completely shattering all distinctions between men and women’s clothes, the designer through his choice of models and make-up (or lack of it), gave representation to a condition most of us have experienced at some point, yet is hardly see in the media.
As it was part of men’s fashion week in Milan the majority of the models were male; however Guo had introduced a few womenswear pieces to his latest collection.
The Daily Mail reported that it was unclear whether the models who were walking the runway were actually suffering with a skin condition or whether they had been created using cosmetics.
We’re often told to embrace our curves and unique features, but rarely are we taught to accept our acne. But through this fashion show, Moto Guo, broke that taboo. These pictures of models covered in full-blown acne walking the ramp are proof.