Twerking on the Slopes at Maria ke Fisherman

Maria ke Fisherman’s girlz and boyz were ready to roll today for what looked like an impromptu twerking/Harlem shake session in a 1980s ski resort; or rearing up for a showdown against anti-LGBT fascists this week at the Sochi Olympics. The MkF logo was plastered over sports-infused gear, with the odd underwired crop top and flared mini-skirt thrown in for when the après-ski heats up. The footwear was loud, too—vinyl lace-up boots with rubber platform soles—and would help keep the gang stable while they navigated the snow or worked their moves or the dance floor. Fabric-wise, it was mainly a cotton jersey sports affair in white, candy pink and baby blue, and standard denim in navy and white.

Since fashion at its best is about fantasy rather than reality, these kids weren’t bothered by the cold or any boring practicality. Skin was on show everywhere: cutaway track pants for girls with shearling panels, zipped hoodies worn open, and white jeans slung low on the hip. Midriffs shouted loud and clear, competing for air time with the booming rap soundtrack of G-Unit’s "Poppin’ Them Thangs." The hit was a cream teddy bear shearling with the multi-color logo floating on the surface, sending the message that these kids are sure ready to play.

Photography by Chris Swainston

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