On his website, Diddo Brown states: «We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption.
Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied. An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear. Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.»
Well, we wouldn’t go so far, we simply think it’s an interesting way to show how desirable a gasmask looks like when it is pretending being manufactured by Louis Vuitton. And in additon: Imagine how a well-known fashion victim, such as Christine Lagarde, wears her most fashionable gasmask while negotiating with Angela Merkel, Silvio Berlusconi, David Cameron and François Hollande over Europe’s financial crisis.
Sensitive topic. Therefore comments off.