Only this week (or possible the end of last - I've completely lost track of time) I was chatting of the benefits of adding the humble safety pin to my christmas list, now with my hardware obsession still in full flight, I'm seeking a mask to complete my Alex Noble blazer, Safety pin t-shirt, weighty-laden-down-with-metal-nuts-and-bolts set.
RCA graduate Jae Wan Park's collection was crowned by bronze face masks, welded together from the moulds of multiple glasses frames, ironically obscuring sight. Keko Hainswheeler for Komakino's SS10 collection constructed restrictive, almost torturous looking masks, painstakingly incorporating safety pins, nuts, bolts, cogs and other machine related paraphenalia.
Whetting my appetite further, and yes veering into Lady Gaga's ubiquitous Bad Romance video, Jaiden RVA James's gold masks would be a more polished counterpart to the saftey pin and washer outfit, whereas Antonio Urzi for Sex Sade's pieces - in the above theones2watch editorial - all moulded metal and gems find the pitch perfect balance between polish and hardware.
It's fairly unlikely - if not a definite impossibility - that I'm going to get these greedy mitts on any of the above, but isn't Christmas all about unrealistic expectations? Santa if you're listening...
Posted by Luke Raymond