Jaiden rVa James's Edgy ‘Human Nature' Fashion

By: lourdes sanchez bayas - Published: Apr 15, 2009   Updated: Aug 8 2011 • References: thefashionisto
Fashion designer Jaiden rVa James is heavily into the business of challenging the long-established, gender-based notions of fashion embraced by Western mainstream societies. James' Fall 2009 collection, which is called “Human Nature”, goes even further.

Fashionisto notes, “for the upcoming fall season, Jaiden James explore(s) the dark side of the human psyche tapping into taboo sexual urges and femininity.” Hence the floral pleated skirts, straitjackets, S&M-inspired rubber wear and other super edgy, niche fashion.

Implications - Jaiden rVa James' 'Human Nature' fashion is strongly influenced by Sir John Everett Millais' "Ophelia." "Ophelia" is typically represented symbolically by flowers, and her passion for Hamlet eventually ended with her going mad. Her flowers and insanity are the reason James' collection is covered in flowers and straitjackets. Memorable, literary, and inventive -- what more do you need?