Friday, October 27, 2006

The Fashionable Swastika

A bit obscene, no?

But if the Voyage designers Rocky Mazzilli and his mother, Louise, are to be believed, the swastika is the new black.

It seems that Harry’s “Gestapo look” [???], otherwise known as the biggest fancy dress disaster since the invention of French maids, may have been the inspiration for their new collection, Year 0. And the reaction from the public was also perfectly in tune with the Prince: the designers were unceremoniously ejected from a Soho nightclub for upsetting revellers with their swastika-print garments this weekend.

“My interpretation of the swastika is of anarchy, rebellion and nonconformism. Isn’t that what London’s clubs believe in, too?” asks Rocky.

Note to self: if heading to Soho, avoid leather trenchcoats, knee-high boots and small, square moustaches.

Source: here.

1 comment:

Fern R said...

People have totally lost their mind. That's the only way to explain how non-bigots could think that the swastika would make a fashionable fabric pattern. Either that, or they totally fell asleep during history class. Anarchy, rebellion and nonconformism? That's an interesting way of stating "systematic extermination of Jews, Roma, the disabled and political adversaries"