Since this week’s posting seems to be structured around some kind of lengthy confession I suppose I better divulge another tidbit. I never was a boy-scout. And, frankly, I never regretted the decision to steer clear of rope-knots and campfire-lighting until I saw Hogeschool Antwerpen-grad Simon-Pierre Toussaint‘s award-winning (the Crystallized at Hyeres award, for his use of Swarovski in the footwear) collection – “The Trees Can Hear You If You Talk To Them”. Had I known all that roughing-it and do-gooding could inspire such aesthetic ingenuity, I might have reconsidered.
^ Note the evocative starry-sky-lining.
No matter, as Toussaint’s v. personal salute to the institution documents all the deets of any scout’s daily life (tent-print all-in-one, sleeping-bag overcoat and is imbued with such an intense nostalgia that one almost feels as if they themselves once strived for the Order of the Arrow.
^ I know this is all beautifully boyhood-innocence-themed but is anyone else seeing the phallus above? No? Just me? Too much Freud…
^ Yes, before you ask, it’s actually wood. Reminds me of this year’s grad Julia Kim. Time for a forestry-themed ModeMuseum exhibition…?
^ Having a natter with Diane of ASVOF.
Images by Christopher Moore from Catwalking