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Hairy Haute Couture

Alena Akhmadullina's Hirsute Fashion

— May 7, 2009 — Fashion
I find the incorporation of hair--whether it be human, animal or synthetic--into the Fall 2009 fashion collections unattractive, disquieting and gross. Designer Maison Martin Margiela, who’s known for his outlandish catwalks, started the hairy trend in the spring of this year and now other fashionistas are following suit.

Among those fashion mavens who’ve jumped on the bandwagon is Russian designer Alena Akhmadullina. Just take a look at her hairy ensemble above, as collected by Trend de la Creme. The snap of the model wearing the skirt with the long almond tresses hanging down, for example, lends itself to wicked visions of a woman with very, very hirsute private parts.

I personally find the clothes attractive but definitely cringe-worthy at the same time. Go figure.
Trend Themes
1. Hair Fashion - Opportunity for designers to explore creative and innovative ways of incorporating hair into their collections.
2. Hirsute Trend - Increasing popularity of incorporating human, animal, or synthetic hair into fashion, creating disruptive designs.
3. Outlandish Catwalks - Fashion shows that feature unconventional and eccentric designs, providing opportunities for designers to push boundaries and challenge traditional fashion norms.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Design - Fashion designers can capitalize on the demand for unique and boundary-pushing designs by incorporating hair into their collections.
2. Textile and Fabric - An industry that can innovate and develop new fabric materials and techniques to incorporate hair seamlessly into clothing and accessories.
3. Beauty and Cosmetics - With the rise of hair fashion, the beauty and cosmetics industry can explore new products and services catering to the care and styling of hair incorporated into fashion.
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