Adrian Wu goes political for F/W 2012
by Elayne Teixeira-Millar
On day two of Toronto Fashion Week, 21-year-old designer Adrian Wu sent models down the runway in puffy flannelette gowns and V for Vendetta masks. Shaped around the quote "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people" from James McTeigue's 2005 film V for Vendetta, the collection entitled Hierarchy of Needs, Wu explains, has a more political aspect then his previous season. While his garments are intricately designed and beyond creative, Wu left his audience inspired but confused. Canadian fashion model and celebrity, Stacey McKenzie loved the artistic aspect of collection but admits to not understanding the collection's theme or reason behind the political quote. Fashion TV intern Dana Marson felt the same.