The designer called the collection “Out of My Mind.” Yet the clothes were powerful for their sensibility to the churning world: the Egyptian Revolution as a simple dress made from a beach towel printed with the mask of Tutankhamen; a burka reworked as a top; a ribbed dress made from an Alexander McQueen leather coat; or outfits created with his great-grandmother’s nightdress or from the American flag.
Mr. Adrover imagined the show as a travel bag of clothes ejected from a plane flying over the Amazon, worn by people with no reference point on the origin, use or status of their finds. The result was a collection that was apolitical, yet throbbed with a sense of global upheaval.
“Apolitical”?! Who calls any of the above “apolitical”?!
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