JOSEPH FALL/WINTER 2017 FASHION SHOW
FALL/WINTER 2017 FASHION SHOW
The idealised masculine, the idealised feminine. For autumn winter 2017 each mirrors the other; a distorted reflection where clichés are twisted and magnified.
Typical signifiers of a masculine uniform – city man attire, military fatigues in camouflaging neutrals – contradict the overtly female caricatures of purity and provocation portrayed alongside.
The wardrobe as roleplay. Nostalgic English tapestries, regal silhouettes and buttoned-up details jar against plastics and glossy PVC. Handmade garments with slipping hems, unravelling seams and trailing topstitching oppose the immaculate processes of technical manufacture. Exaggerated collars and cuffs become markers of gender. Solid, sometimes stiff, fabrics – cotton, felt, canvas – reveal the slinkiness of heavy sateens, leotard jerseys and French laces.