“Ophelia’s lust and sexual desire for Hamlet drew her to madness, depicted in the robust leather and sinister rubber fabrics that run throughout the collection. The designers have taken a view from an institute for the insane for this collection, from self harmers in straight jackets to those more calm and composed in more fluid and free moving garments, all of whom had been institutionalized for their acts of perversion.”
Jaiden rVa James Press Release
The Autumn/ Winter collection of menswear from Rasharn d’Vera Agymang and Jaden James’ Jaiden rVa James collection is a mixed bag- gorgeous rubberwear and leather harnesses, rubber leggings for boys (Um, YES, PLEASE), kilts and sheer fbrics all get a thumbs-up. While I’m not into the floral prints on the kilts (those are too femme for me), they actually work on some of the button-down shirts, as do the sheer fabrics and patchwork. Overall, this is a collection that pushes the boundaries of menswear, and those dusty old things could use some pushing.
Hat tip: Deconstructed Garments
More pictures after the jump!