Designer Barbara Sanchez-Kane is on a mission of sexual liberation with the newest collection for her eponymous line Sanchez-Kane. For Fall/Winter 2018 she continues breaking hetero-normative gender rules and this season tackels the taboos that surround the topic of sex. With her signature use of unconventional textiles and a diverse cast of models, Sanchez-Kane went full speed on the sexual express with giant penises as runway decor and jock strap clad performance artists dancing among them. Paper Magazine’s Mickey Boardman sat front and center as did DJ, Matthew Mazur and model, Jacopo Olmo.
Using a mixed palette of colors and fabrics, the fall collection is heavy in outerwear and provocative shirting including script-flipping pectoral cutouts and a flip-fop sandal tank. By reworking suit jackets and trench coats and playing with proportion, the designer made bold statements with abdomen cutouts and exaggerated lapel embellishments. Perhaps the boldest statement made on the runway was not a garment but a model shattering his porcelain piggy-bank penis at the end of the runway. Making a statement of female empowerment and saying goodbye to societal pressures to mask sex and how we have it.
Images and Video by Jim Duran.