Every year, New York Fashion Week is the undeniable birthplace of the season’s most daring and influential fashion trends. And when I say “daring,” I’m not editorializing — particularly when some of the fashion collections actually feature human genitals.
One particular design house is making waves this year for unveiling a collection full of ensembles covered in vaginas, and, frankly … I can’t say that I hate it.
Namilia is a Berlin-based design house run by Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl, and the group made quite the splash at this year’s NYFW thanks to their new vagina-inspired collection of gowns and ensembles.
Move over, puffy sleeves. Make way for vulva sleeves.
Nearly every Namilia design featured female genitals in some capacity, complete with shimmery pink fabrics and splashes of dark crimson.
The show was apparently influenced by an 18th century novel, as reported by Huffington Post:
According to the show’s invitation, the collection was inspired by the 1748 novel “The Indiscreet Jewels,” written by Denis Diderot and published anonymously. It’s “an allegory that portrays Louis XV as the sultan Mangogul who owns a magic ring that makes women’s genitals (‘jewels’) talk.”
As a loud, proud female, part of me is vastly entertained by the concept of vagina-laden couture. That said, it certainly takes some major ovaries to pull off such bold looks.
Even the models’ eye makeup looked like pink, blinking vaginas. (Okay, I’m sorry for giving you that mental image.)
No gown was too grand for a heaping helping of vulvas.
Some of the outfits were so revealing that there was a slight risk of actual vaginas making an appearance on the runway.
THERE WERE EVEN VAGINA SHOES, GOOD GOD.
I’ll be honest: I don’t necessarily love this collection, but I definitely don’t hate it. There is a small percentage of me that would definitely rock some vagina-inspired shoes.
However, I think I’m going to have to give a hard pass on the rest of this bold fashion line. As badass as it may be to wear vaginas without shame, I’m afraid that I personally prefer to keep my ass covered when I flaunt fabric genitals.