Dear Diane, dear Shaded Viewers,
Ana Locking, has created another memorable show. In this case inspired by a highly enigmatic 19th century character: Kaspar Hauser. The 16 year old young men was kept in captivity for 10 years with the only company of his toy horse and then one day appeared in the streets of Nuremberg with a letter in his hand where only his name was written.Five years later, he was killed by a mysterious stabbing.
This story helps Ana Locking -whose conceptual, chic and slick fashion blends the street and the red carpet- to comment on the lack of communication and also the distorted sense of identity of todays social individuals -and society at large-. I personally loved the freedom of shapes and textures she brought, though her style and cuts full of sexiness and urban attitude were still very present. And the helmets and masks were a truly great metaphor of how we can fall into the technological isolation.