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.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.