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 â€œHuman Natureâ€, goes even further.
Fashionisto notes, â€œfor the upcoming fall season, Jaiden James explore(s) the dark side of the human psyche tapping into taboo sexual urges and femininity.â€ 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?