London Fashion Week was shocked this, er, week when designer Charlie Le Mindu did the unthinkable and round house kicked the tired old fashion world into next week by sending models down the runway in the buff, au natural, as naked as the day they were born. The 24-year-old who creates bags and hats and stuff for people like Lady Gaga sent shockwaves and wobbled expensive sunglasses in the front rows.
French-born Le Mindu, his real name, launched his label just a year ago but has managed to garner a lot of attention, and not just for his outlandish headgear which has included wigs in the shape of the Eiffel Tower. At last year’s Fashion Week, he unveiled a full face headdress made of real mice and rat carcasses, because, well you might as well. When asked to defend himself, Le Mindu had a solid gold argument. He said: ‘It’s better to make them (the rodents) beautiful than give them to the snakes.’ Turning briefly to our fashion panel taken from the comments pages over at the Daily Mail, we get an in depth break down of Le Mindu’s creations. Yuk says, “He's taking the p*** surely? Lets hope it doesn't catch on. Judging by the way girls dress these days it's only a small step. One big cattle market and the poor girls can't see it.” While Eddie weighed in with this, “Yep and next week the sisterhood will be whining about the exploitation of the female and complain that they are only seen as sex objects and this is the only way they can make a living and they come from poor backgrounds or they only do it to feed the kids. Hypocritical or what.” What he said yeah.