We’ve seen fashion greats pushing the envelope with daring flesh-flashing designs before, but now one avant-garde thinker has sent completely starkers models down the catwalk.
Danish designer Nicholas Nybro presented his latest collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week today and debuted nudes for spring/summer 2018.
Some of his models were clothed, in gold Grecian gowns or dramatic pink ruffles, but others let everything hang out while sauntering down the runway – stunning the audience with a brazen display of nakedness.
So does this mean that nudity is the new black? Is it fashionable to forget clothing all together?
Speaking about his collection, Nicholas said: “I always design my collections with an important topic in mind.
He told Copenhagen Fashion Week: “Some of my inspiration comes from how muscles are built; a tribute to the athletic body. I see natural changes in the body, that can be used in design.
“Like older saggy skin, that can be interpreted aesthetically as beautiful bodily drapings.
"I also work with the ample, full-figured body in different ways. The colour scheme in my collection is ranging from delicate blue-ish and beige nuances to the darker warmer brown.”
The designer is taking a break from showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week to purse new ideas, making this stand-out show the last we’ll see from him in a while.
Nicholas added: “The purpose of showing the body’s many different ways to look in a fashion show, is to encourage a discussion about the body ideal that fashion is dictating.
“All bodies are different, which is part of what makes us interesting. It's far from everyone who can identify with a 16-year-old slim teenage body of 180cm.
“That does not mean that the young, slender body is not interesting or beautiful, but that it is not the only body that has value.
“My wish is that my collection and the show will start a debate about body ideals in the fashion industry, and I hope the show can spark a conversation about how clothes can also be beautiful on ordinary people with diverse bodies.
“It’s tiresome to say that fashion only presents itself nicely on tall, skinny models – if that’s the case then isn’t something very wrong with the clothes?”
My comments: How far away are we from the point where there will be No Morality whatsoever.