On the runway: Acne on the runway

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by adakallgren on 8 July, 2016

Is Moto Guo ridiculing the skin disease or diversifying runway beauty?

Even though runway beauty diversity has flourished in the past few seasons, some perceptions of what is considered visually pleasing and not are yet to be challenged. One of these are widespread skin conditions like acne, which has always been deemed a defect and unseen of in a catwalk context. Until Milan Men’s Fashion Week the other week, where Malaysian designer Moto Guo created headlines for his models, strutting down the runway with faces covered in visible acne. Known for pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable in fashion through his designs, the “Picnic in the Society” showcase featured male and female models with a beauty look (which, according to the make-up artist was created using only two products) enhancing their natural blemishes. Though the look may have been chosen to complement the ‘childlike’ collection aesthetic, it has been criticised by fashion press as ‘bizarre’ and for ridiculing the skin disease. Read more here.

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