Last week during Paris Fashion Week, Bella Hadid had a dress spray painted on her nude body as a part of the Coperni Spring Summer show. This has led to a lot of buzz in the media.
Bella Hadid stood in front of the crowd, mostly nude, with only her arms covering her chest, as three artists sprayed a silly string-like substance onto her in the shape of a simple slip dress.
She then proceeded to walk the runway with impressive mobility for a dress that was only made in about 10 minutes.
Coperni, the Parisian brand that made this performance come together, strives to combine craft, science, and fashion.
Manel Torres is the man who created Fabrican, the material that magically formed onto Hadid’s body. He got the inspiration from spider webs and silly string. When the spray and air make contact, it materializes into this fabric.
This is a very impressive advancement in the technology surrounding fashion. If we can create moveable, wearable clothing with paint, what does this mean for the future of fashion?
Regarding last issue’s topic, if we can make clothes out of paint, how come we still can’t make clothes for plus sized women?
With clothing technology this far advanced, there is no excuse. It’s not that it isn’t possible to make bigger sizes, fashion brands simply do not want to. I can only hope people with bigger platforms and voices call attention to this and demand to be heard.
The dress itself was rather simple; it was white, mid-length, sat off the shoulder and featured a slit up the side. I’ve heard a lot in the media about how beautiful the dress is, but it’s just a mold of Hadid’s body.
Don’t get me wrong, I think she’s gorgeous.
I just can’t help but wonder if the presentation would have the same reaction if the dress were painted on a plus-size body.
Coperni co-founders claim that they did this in celebration of women’s silhouettes.
I think this is a beautiful idea, I just wish the silhouette they chose to celebrate was more diverse.
Coperni could have had a few different women walking the show with varying body types to truly celebrate women’s silhouettes.
But they did not do that, and I can’t say I’m surprised.
In my opinion, the show had its faults. But this performance was iconic and will go down in history.
This technology is amazing and can really change how we look at fashion and its accessibility. I can’t wait to see where they go with this new fabric, I just hope more body types will be represented in the future.