Planking: how to do it fashionably

It’s a fact that the best fashion designers are often the ones who can interpret where society is going; such designers create a ‘chicken or the egg’ conundrum – did they create the trend, or merely spot it before anyone else?

Photo shoots are different, however. The ones that resonate the strongest tend not to be those that show an interpretation of society’s future, but rather an interpretation of where society is right now. Case in point: Vogue Italia’s interpretation of Twitter and the plethora of rehab inspired photo shoots that emerged in 2007 mirroring many a starlets fall from grace.

Today the fact Twitter is common and rehab a faux pas leaves us with… ‘planking’. Given just how many daily papers have opined that planking will in fact kill you, it hardly needs an introduction. Suffice to say that the overreaction to something that is effectively whimsical, if not entirely out of line with Diesel’s Be Stupid campaign, has inspired a fashion pictorial.

planking photo shoot

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Plank Girl by David Toro
Plank Girl by David Toro
Plank Girl by David Toro
Plank Girl by David Toro
Plank Girl by David Toro
Plank Girl by David Toro
Plank Girl by David Toro
Appearing in Dis Magazine, Plank Girl takes the concept and fall 2011′s fashions and throws them all together for something both wholly playful and timely.

You can see the pictures from Dis Magazine’s planking photo shoot by clicking on the thumbnails above and browsing through the gallery.

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He was 5 when his teacher wrote on his report card “Daniel can’t sit still.” Taking it as a compliment, he’s been on the go ever since. Having flown over 590,000 kilometres in a single year (2012), he’s done much to push the boundaries of a fashioniser, always looking to fold one extra Tom Ford suit into his set of Samsonite cases and for one extra occasion to tie a tie for. As much an editor-at-large as he is’s Editor-in-chief, when he's not travelling to all the fashion weeks his passports will allow him to, Daniel works on guiding this publication’s editorial and trend views. He is one of’s co-founders.

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