In this collection, a false sense of femininity is created through foundation garments that mould the body as their traditional counterparts would. However, the end result is not quite what you expect. “The collection focuses on the idea of the abject female body and the monstrous feminine”, explains the designer; “you do not need to be a woman to be feminine and you don’t need to be feminine to be a woman”.
His designs evoke a corrupted way of femininity, making us wonder around the question of what is the feminine form. Fabian creates bizarre pieces that subvert the feminine body and, therefore, present a new concept that clearly doesn’t represent what is socially acceptable. The concept of monstrous feminine and subverting femininity has been an important part of his creative process for a long while now. “It comes from an experience of feeling excluded and seeking empowerment in that. It started out with the physical aspect of it and how there is only one ‘acceptable’ shape and proportion, but it grew into a larger scale of references that includes sexuality, attitude and also a bit of humour”, Fabian tells us.