MAN: Bobby Abley AW14

A kitsch Disney nightmare of ghostly chiffon, silver mouth braces and menacing headwear

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Dean James (Premier) backstage at MAN: Bobby Abley AW14 Shot by Lea Colombo

Initial reaction:

Disney gone over to the dark side: a kitsch horror, a wacky nightmare.

References:

Abley played with the familiar Disney font but translated it into words like Brain and RIP. Last week Bobby Abley shared a 1929 Mickey Mouse cartoon titled ‘Haunted House’ with Dazed as his YouTube clip of AW14. Watch below.

How they wore it:

Silver mouth contraptions that looked like something out of The Cell held models mouths in a scream, while silver bullets by Alan Crocetti suggested werewolf references. Childish ghouls came in the form of ghostly grey and white chiffon shorts with frayed edges.

Soundtrack:

The show opened with "Come along and sing our song and join our family" from the Mickey Mouse Club, before crashing into M.I.A.'s Meds and Feds.

Collaboration:

Hats by Piers Atkinson in the vein of Maleficent – Disney’s iconic villain from Sleeping Beauty – that left menacing shadows and silhouettes on the mind even after we walked away.

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