Upon receiving the digital invitation for “CHUBBY CHASER”, a plethora of boobs dancing around happily, I knew that the Maison the Faux presentation would be one to watch.
Being a self-proclaimed ‘creative studio posing as a grand couture fashion house’, this presentation was anything but a illusion of individuality. This was the real thing. A mesmerising performance involved an army of exquisitely draped soldiers guarding their Queen, whose identity was not revealed until the final model left the room. It was well worth the anticipation, with the ethereal beauty Jezra M acting as a mirage, hypnotising the audience with her powerful gaze – which silently screamed ‘I AM GODDESS’.
An array of deconstructed heavily layered pieces, distressed and torn denim contrasted with corsetry and tailored silhouettes. If you needed to dress a clique of alternative glam rock superstars, this would be your go-to label.
Diversity was key, with models of all walks of life being celebrated. Jezra M was the poster girl for body positivity, sitting on a elevated throne with a bowl of sacred fruits. Was she the modern day Eve, tempting humankind to stray from their outdated preconceived notions of beauty? With the fashion industry being notorious for its ludicrous weight expectations of models, perhaps “CHUBBY CHASER” was making a social commentary on the need for greater inclusion, awareness and love.
Photography by Lucy Alcorn, words by Sara Nicolette.