Fashion is extremely spontaneous. Time and again it gets slightly weird and bizarre. And now since the start of the century, fashion has gradually extended way beyond clothes, shoes, accessories, and even how people do their hair. It has become more about the designer, their craft, designs, and ideas. So for this reason, we can always count on seeing some way beyond normal outfits. This decade has witnessed some of the creepiest fashion ever! Take a look.
Human skin Boots
Fecal Matter, a company established by the couple Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran who are known for their bizarre, otherworldly Instagram aesthetics, created their most ambitious project to date — a pair of boots designed to look like human legs and feet. It is popular by the name “the skin heel”, the $10,000 shoes are thigh-high boots that blend into the wearer’s legs, making it look as though a person is walking barefoot. Featuring an insane sky-high heel, the shoes create an appearance of a mutated foot straight from a sci-fi movie. The $10,000 tag on the boots is due to the customization feature. The shoes need to be specially fitted to the wearer’s body.
This is Iris Van Herpen’s standout look from Capriole, her Fall 2011 Haute Couture collection. It is an example of her tendency to use technology to mimic nature. It’s also a personal favorite of hers. “This dress visualizes the inside of the body outside,” Van Herpen told Vogue. “To me, it represents freedom and imperfection, and between those two is where beauty can be found.” Iris van Herpen is famous for her talent to craft unusual fashion and beauty. She possesses this novel way of working by merging conventional sartorial practice with the latest technology, which helps her give a materialist aspect to the abstract concepts that animate her work.
Frank Fernandez designed the dress out of 50 pounds of Matambre Meat, which took almost three days to get completed. Lady Gaga wore it at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Currently, it is on display at the Rock and Roll Wall of Fame. It represented the idea that people should not be treated just like a piece of meat.
The Raven Fashion Statement
“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”—Alexander McQueen. From creating cages to stunning raven inspired dresses, McQueen imagery knows no bound. No matter how hard you try you won’t be able to take your eyes off this look.
Herpen Snake Dress
Van Herpen’s fashion designs always express an interest in other art forms, and in a general curiosity of the world beyond fashion. The dress consisted of serpentine forms made of black acrylic sheets, Along with the Skeleton dress, the snake dress was a part of her CAPRIOLE – July 2011, Paris Haute Couture Week.
Fashion is impulsive, it evolves at every other design and outfit. However, sometimes it gets creepier and out of this world that too not in a good way. Apparently turning models into aliens has become the new hot trend. Learn more about the latest fashion trends, here.