Guest editor Theo-Mass Lexileictous works at the intersection of fashion and media. Since receiving his degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, he has worked for Lady Gaga and brands including Givenchy and Topshop.
Avant-Garde Fashion and Style
Fashion from another planet. Unwearable, subversive, radically post-human, alien. <em>Otherworldly</em> presents avant-garde garments, styling, fashion photography, and young designers who are a whole galaxy away from the mainstream.
Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn’t have even been imagined in the past. High-tech fabrics and melting forms are no longer science fiction but reality. Inspired by the odd, mutant, and deformed, many designers and stylists are now redefining clothing to expand the body and speculate on the evolution of identity—from wearables to the utter transfiguration of the human silhouette.
Otherworldly showcases a fashion avant-garde between futurism and fetish. Featuring work by emerging talents and established designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen, and others, it not only explores groundbreaking developments but also their fruitful interplay with photography.