The Skirt In Flames Takes ‘Playing With Fire’ To A Whole New Level


Fashion today is more artistic than ever, and there are times when you encounter works that make you stop in your tracks and go ‘WOAH’, despite your exposure to the most outrageous and extravagant fashion trends. Especially when it comes to designer clothing that endlessly oozes grace and grandeur, skirts and gowns take the cake.

The Dress That Bursts Into Flames Might Just Give You A 'Heart Attack'

One such work is the ‘Skirt in Flames’ designed by Sam Macer, a London-based independent fashion designer. His work explores the ideas of obsession and fixation with the tiniest details of design, and how art imitates life and vice-versa. In many ways, his art has become an outlet for him to heal from mental health issues. This particular piece is formally named Self-Immolation.

The project draws from the ideas of sacrifice and martyrdom with a visual focus on crucifixion within Christianity and the self-immolation of Buddhism. It features a steel-covered metal hoop skirt with a fire-retardant underskirt to protect the model. It’s a little scary, sure, but our fascination in response to this design is akin to what we felt at Katniss Everdeen’s iconic flaming dress from The Hunger Games.

It is much more thrilling and wonderful to see art not in its still form, but as a performance piece. Don’t you agree?

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