In a most curious display, models featured Afghan flannel hats and prints with service ribbons at the WoodWood Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at Made on January 18, 2012 in Berlin, Germany!
The WoodWood FW2012 fashion show featured both their Womenswear and Menswear collections and both sexes were wearing designs clearly inspired by the Afghanistan War!
For their Menswear collection, plaid was also featured as well as camouflage of course, in keeping with the Afghanistan War theme… There was also the Army flack jacket and desert boots for warrior wanna-bes.
WoodWood felt compelled to also feature Afghan traditional designs, such as the long cobalt tunic and pajama style pants, topped by a Western plaid wool jacket. The model’s head was covered with a black wool scarf – coincidence?
While some of the male models appeared ambiguous with plucked eyebrows, effeminate faces and some makeup, the female models were toughened up with flightsuits, flack jackets, bomber jackets and combat boots!
And then there was the long camouflage trench coat, which would be easily sported by either sex – the lines of feminity and masculinity are ever increasingly being muddled, it appears – at least in this WoodWood collection.
But the inclusion of the undeniable Afghan pakol hat and women’s traditional clothing seems a bit puzzling… Hmmm, what are German designers up to?
Enjoy the WoodWood Fall/Winter 2012 collection in my slide show – I’m sure your curiosity has been piqued…