Alexander McQueen was an advocate of individualism; “there are no rules;” fashion is a free for all. Nonetheless, for decades it has been an elitist sector within culture. However multiculturalism, at present, is ubiquitous on the catwalk; Givenchy’s SS14 collection explored the “clash” between Japanese and African culture displaying masked glitter-clad faces ensuing anonymity, romance and femininity. The models weren’t exclusively Japanese or African indicating this collection was for any woman, from any culture and any country. In strict comparison, Rick Owen’s employment of African-American sport teams, whom displayed snarls on their faces (a harsh juxtaposition of the norm) expressed a similar message; the empowerment of women, imploring that fashion is for anyone.
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