The 'sex sells' motto has clearly taken to the high fashion runway.
While we believe fashion is a form of art and expression, we are so over seeing sex and genitals on the runway instead of well crafted fashion pieces.
Vivienne Westwood is the latest designer to combine sex and fashion on the runway as she debuted penis shaped pendants within her menswear collection in Milan last week.
Designers are no longer keeping their ‘nod’ to sex and genitals on the runway subtle. The large metal pendants being the clear point of focus on these looks. Lovegasm, a popular adult toy website, even shared a snap of the necklace on their blog with the caption: 'Fashion has gone the right way.'
Last year, Rick Owens had male models walking down the runway with exposed genitals on display for his Fall/Winter 15/16 collection and draped women on women as accessories for his Spring/Summer ’16 runway.
We all know that fashion can be a pretty out there, especially when it comes to high fashion but are these designers taking it too far? Should there be a more definite line between art and consumer fashion?
Words: Frances van Eeden