NOTE: You are on an old site. Find this and all new posts here
Sharpie markers have hit that catwalk again. Whereas Rodarte used Sharpies to decorate the arms and bodies of women in their S/S 2010 collection, this time it's men donning the black markers to embellish the collection of menswear for 2011 Fall /Winter Qasimi Homme line.
Designer Khalid Al-Qasim's latest menswear collection features leather, knitwear and furs in warm chocolate browns, greys, aubergines, beiges and blacks, and was accentuated with tribal patterns in black [and white] placed on the foreheads of the male models.
The white was applied with body make-up:
but the black was created with the favorite tool of artists and designers everywhere, the Sharpie:
Belted coats, oversized sweaters, tailored wools and leathers with graphic patterns were complimented by the artfully applied facial markings.
The entire collection of menswear is really quite striking, but for this feature, I've focused on the Sharpie markers applied to the foreheads and bodies of the beautiful men making their way down the runway. To get a look at the entire line of clothing, please visit Fashionising.
Designer Khalid Al-Qasim:
images courtesy of Fashion Mag and Fashionising
Yes, I am a proud member of the Sharpie Squad. If you find, do or know of creative applications with Sharpie markers, and would like to see me feature them on my blog and/or on Sharpie's blog, kindly let me know.
See more creativity with Sharpies at Sharpie Uncapped