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?
More Stats +/-
Future Festival: 2 for 1 Flash Sale!
35 Products for Metrosexual and Gender-Bending Men
Man Skirts No Longer Just for Scottish
Men in Skirts
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
Jaiden rVa James's Edgy ‘Human Nature' Fashion
- By: lourdes sanchez bayasApr 15, 2009 Updated: Aug 8 2011