Los Angeles, CA, United States (CNS) – “Let me show you Derelicte. It is a fashion, a way of life inspired by the very homeless, the vagrants, the crack whores that make this wonderful city so unique,” said Will Ferrell’s Mugatu in the Ben Stiller-directed comedy “Zoolander,” an outlandish parody which seems as if its coming true nearly ten years after its release thanks to famed fashion designer Vivenne Westwood.
Westwood introduced her latest menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week in a runway show that can only be described as “homeless chic.”
The male models all wore layers and layers of mostly tattered, mismatched clothing, including a purple skirt, bright orange firefighter pants, and a wrap sweater. One male model even wore a large orange jumpsuit. Escaped convict chic?
The collection took the homeless theme a step further. The runway was lined with cardboard boxes, including one model who actually came out of a box. One model was seen carrying a bedroll, while another was seen wearing a large fur coat and pushing a shopping cart.
Even Westwood was in on the act, being pushed out at the end of the runway show on a stretcher.
“Vivienne Westwood found inspiration in the roving vagrant whose daily get-up is a battle gear for the harsh weather conditions,” said the press release for the runway show. “Quilted bombers and snug hoodies also work well in keeping the vagrant warm.”