Lazoschmidl Brings "Planet Sex" to Paris

Lazoschmidl Brings "Planet Sex" to Paris

Travel backstage to Lazoschmidl's out-of-this-world FW19 collection.

Travel backstage to Lazoschmidl's out-of-this-world FW19 collection.

Text: Emma Li

Lazoschmidl’s FW19 collection marked their first show in Paris and drew concepts from a fictional sci-fi B-movie: “Thunder without rain. The air sweltry, sticky, salty… Back in their tents, inquisitorial humans prepare for the diplomats’ reception with the promiscuous alien race, bulging with stamina and erotic excitement.”

The collection exhibited beaded mesh, lurex and see-through garments, as well as patterned prints on bright and pastel colors. The pieces represent Lazoschmidl’s continuous defiance against gender stereotypes through revisions of womenswear for men.

Lazoschmidl offers many points of differentiation as a brand. Founded by Swedish-German designers Josef Lazo and Andreas Schmidl, the brand began by creating made-to-order pieces for clients and declined offers from various retailers before finally turning to Opening Ceremony. Lazoschmidl is an interdisciplinary pursuit combining fashion, design, and literature, as each collection is prefaced with a descriptive text outlining every look. Instead of creating lookbooks, exclusive fanzines specific to each collection are released in limited quantities.

During a time when the industry is witnessing an increase in gender-agnostic clothing, Lazoschmidl’s widespread appeal demonstrates that their designs are “for the new human who is defined by their mindset and aesthetics – not race, age or gender.”

Photos by Alexandre Chagnon

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