Karl Lagerfeld continues to delight his fans and fashion lovers around the world, not only as a designer and creative director of Chanel, but also as one of the most successful and independent photographers in the black and white genre. In September, five of his covers and a photo shoot for the first autumn issue of Numero again play with monochrome, but this time as a popular op-art technique. The fashion for the 60s brought us back not only nylon knee socks, capes and the cult of biba-girls, in the images of which Sasha Luss, Lexi Boling and Maartje Verhoef appear, but also optical illusions in fabrics, prints and accessories. This fall, everything is not what it seems.
Faux fur, leather inserts sprayed over the base, 3D printing disguised as embroidery and appliqué, plastic shoes that look like jelly; an illusion may even be the floor of the one who wears it all. Appearances are deceiving, old criteria no longer work, new ones are not ready yet. Or society is not yet ready for them. In such conditions, the best choice is flight into the past, where often the answer, if not lying on the surface, then hidden deeply, especially for anyone who is ready to ask questions. Half a century ago, a change in generations, a change in values and attitudes successfully reformed the world, not allowing it to boil in its own bile, perhaps some of those techniques will be useful to modern superheroes.