Generally when fashion gender-bends it leans toward androgyny. Not Patrick Mohrâ€™s collection for Spring/Summer 2011 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. Mohrâ€™s esthetic went well past the point of blurring the gender line into blatantly recreating it, eschewing the typical made-up and coiffed look for pale skull caps and sparse fine-haired beards for both male and female models - a look that was simultaneously haunting and jarring.
Mohr is known for his pushing the envelope in his styling. His 2010 Autumn/Winter collection shown in January had a Lady Gaga, meets pro-wrestling, plus rabbit-teeth esthetic. (No, Iâ€™m not joking, take a look at the three pictures below.)
Mohrâ€™s Spring/Summer collection is sophisticated and subdued in comparison. Now for as for the clothes themselves, they donâ€™t read summer to me. But, I live in the humid US southeast, where layers, no matter how light, can feel utterly oppressive. Still, a number of Mohrâ€™s pieces had a certain flow and ease that was pleasing to the eye, and surprisingly wearable.
Others, well... Iâ€™m not sure where youâ€™d wear this.
But, just as fashion is art, and you donâ€™t buy a fine art because it goes with your bedroom set, Mohrâ€™s collection is Picasso rather than â€œcoordinating wall artâ€ from your local furniture showroom.
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