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Big Fits & Bigger Boobs at MAISON the FAUX [NYFW]

With each fashion season an apparent attempt to outshine the last, the industry has absolutely no shortage of laugh-inducing material. Much rarer are brands like MAISON the FAUX that make clothes with the deliberate intention of making others laugh. In fact, a sense of humor isn’t just a by-product of their designs, it’s integral to them—and was on full display today at their presentation for MADE New York.

It was evident in the set, a boob-littered backdrop in front of which the models stood, sometimes holding plastic toy boobs disguised as fruit, and sometimes not. And it was evident in the looks, many of which were practically shrouded in duct tape bearing the label’s name. And yet, the clothes were clearly a result of honed design skills as well—and, to be honest, that’s what makes Joris Suk and Tessa de Boer, the designers behind MAISON the FAUX, so impressive.

And speaking of the clothes, those were certainly worth writing home about as well. From the perfectly oversized button-downs and the full satin suits; to the perennially raw edges; pleated, Issey Miyake-flavored accessories; full PVC and (hopefully faux) horsehair looks; and the corsets that were woven throughout, the show was oozing with spectacular, individual pieces. It just so happens that, when worn together, it looks kinda funny.

Photos by Andrew Boyle

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