It seems that we live in troubled times, a world of extraordinary and tragic events. With many political powers at breaking point, the entangled conflict in Eastern and Arabic cultures is critical, the struggle for control ongoing. The documentary ‘Hypernormalization’ by Adam Curtis suggests this struggle has been manipulated by key political figures, our society’s banks, and of course military figures.
Undressing the uniform from its figurative power, ‘Insignia’ is an exploration of motifs of peace and society. Hoping to highlight adaptations of these powers, this story juxtaposes militant and combative imagery to symbols of peace and pop culture, generating social commentary of current affairs at the same time.
Jacket, shirt & trousers – ALEXANDER MCQUEEN | hat – LAROSE
(left) red sweater – AGI & SAM | chain – KTZ | hat – LAROSE | (right) shirt – DSQUARED2 | sweatshirt – DRIES VAN NOTEN