Weinsanto’s latest collection is a bit like a fever dream of every disney villain and princess mixed into one and into many. These girls are sauntering, voguing, prancing and strutting down the runway- walking the line between good and evil, naughty and nice, man and woman.
With a background in ballet and a professional history with Jean Paul Gautier, Chloé, and Y/Project, Weinsanto brings a world of references to his looks that come together in what he himself has described best as “the joy of having fun with clothes.” With a practice that is consecrated to showcasing unconventional beauty, he succeeds in presenting the most inclusive catwalk I’ve seen yet. All shapes, sizes and colors are tucked, stuffed, slipped, and zipped into a collection of sculptural corsets and platform heels. In his final look, a beige body-con corset dress laces all the up from the top of the head down to the model’s toes. It looks like rose petals are embedded into the fabric. It’s very Valentina- “I’d like to keep it on, please.”
In what may seem like all fun and games and fantasy, an immense technical talent and vast cultural repertoire is on display. Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent, if you will.