Alessandro graduated with with honors from POLIMODA International Institute. His graduation collection Kings and Queens, was selected to be the best of POLIMODA’s graduation class of 2015. Following he took a scholarship at “Osaka Bunka Fashion College” in Japan. From then on, the Japanese culture has been a huge source of inspiration for his designs. This is shown in his new collection: 'Annodami', which talks about his own experience with oppression and self fulfillment.
|FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 - Alessandro Trincone|
|Young Thug wears a Calvin Klein Collection women’s look in the Fall 2016 global campaign.|
Photographed by Tyrone Lebon.
This is not the first time
he questioned gender codes. He appeared in a gender-bending Calvin Klein ad for the FW 2016 collection, showing the shifting change in homophobic hip-hop scene. Contemporary rappers are setting trends with their progressive thoughts and style.
“In my world, of course, it don’t matter. You could be a gangster with a dress. Or you could be a gangster with baggy pants. I don’t feel like it’s no such thing as gender,” Young Thug says in a video for the campaign.
Young Thug is not the only pioneer when it comes to gender-bending flirtation with high-end fashion.
Think of A$AP Rocky, whose close association with the fashion world made him an iconic newcomer a few years ago. Or what about Kanye West who is a leader in bringing high fashion into hip-hop.
Anyhow, Alessandro Trincone's stunning collection got what it deserverd, a cult status.