Simply after we thought that nothing at Milan Vogue Week would exceed Jennifer Lopez's lap on the Versace podium, a mannequin parading on the catwalk of the Gucci Spring 2020 present has confirmed in any other case.
Ayesha Tan Jones (aka Yaya Bones), musician and non-binary artist, sees a chance to spotlight psychological well being. One of many first fashions to open the parade in units that includes straitjacket silhouettes, they raised their arms so that everybody might see the phrase "Psychological well being is just not trendy" which is written there.
We all know what you assume: it was clearly staged. However in accordance with a Gucci assertion, the protest was not a part of the plan.
Want extra proof? In a press release posted on Instagram, Jones states, "It’s unhealthy style for Gucci to make use of drive camisole imagery and outfits alluding to mentally unwell folks, whereas being deployed on a treadmill as a chunk of manufacturing unit meat. Presenting these struggles as props for clothes gross sales in immediately's capitalist local weather is vulgar, unimaginative and offensive to the tens of millions of individuals all over the world affected by these issues. "
Alessandro Michele then defined that "straitjackets" had been purported to symbolize uniforms dictated by society, thus limiting any technique of self-expression. So we guess that the designer was not bothered that Jones expressed himself …