Fashion designers are always looking to shock. Earlier this year, Trend Hunter profiled Shai, the french fashion designer that used real porn to pedle fashion. Accordingly, I've always feared that it was only a matter of time before we'd see Nazi-inspired clothing.
Well... It's here. British fashion designers have finally crossed the line. Radar reports, "Always anxious to unravel taboos, British fashion luminaries are sashaying into serious foul territory with their latest themeâ€”Nazis. Seemingly enthused by Prince Harry's notorious Gestapo getup and fueled by the resurgence of Nazi punks' favorite footwear Doc Martens, London shock label Voyage showed a collection of garments emblazoned with large, conspicuous swastikasâ€”just what you need to get yourself 86-ed from any respectable public location. And Gucci Group designer Alexander McQueen (surprise, surprise) has been showing leather vests decorated in Nazi eagles, swastikas, and iron crosses in his new, cheaper line McQ."