Why so serious? It’s funny how that phrase uttered by Heath Ledger as The Joker almost 10 years ago has penetrated and remained in the zeitgeist since. And while there is nothing funny about the current state of the world, I’m starting to think that fashion could benefit from a little humour. In the past I’ve always been against cartoon elements in fashion – Bambi for Givenchy, Mickey Mouse for Dolce & Gabbana and even Snoopy for Gucci. They just always felt cheesy, gimmicky and most of all pandering to the lowest forms of consumers who want to wear their childhood on their sleeves and have everyone know it. But when you work in fashion it’s easy to fall into a mentality like mine of wanting your fashion a little more serious and subtle. But now I’m starting to think maybe fashion could use a bit of a relief not just from the mundane wardrobe options we are exposed to but from everyday life. Yes credentials are key and the last thing I want to see on a Chanel bag is a My Little Pony motif but in these dark times we could really benefit from a little lightness. Which is probably how I ended up with this playful Gucci bowling shirt from LN-CC featuring Donald Duck in a pirate costume hidden amongst a smattering of sea dragons, crabs and waves. Now surely that is bound to bring a smile to any serious face.
Shirt Gucci, trouser Dries Van Noten, belt Gucci, shoes Common Projects, sunglasses Saint Laurent