Nancy Boy by Rory Parnell Mooney Man AW16

 Nancy Boy by Rory Parnell Mooney Man AW16

A couple of days ago I stumbled upon this Autumn Winter 2016 Men's Collection  by designer Rory Parnell Mooney and the inspiration was a little bit too familiar. The collection references iconic Placebo front man Brian Molko and his androgynous style. Music and fashion have always gone hand in hand and I am always pleasantly surprised when designers choose rock star icons and their music as inspiration. In this collection's case, the inspiration is specifically taken from the band's single Nancy Boy and I absolutely adore the printed t-shirts, fluid garments, bondage scarves and the gloves. The song deals with the idea of bisexuality becoming a very chic way of life, questioning people's choices when it comes to sex partners, and of course the drugs that come into the mix. Not much has changed in the meantime, and the song is still as valid today as it was on the 90's. You cannot have rock and roll without the sex and the drugs, can't you?

Call me visionary (ok, maybe that's a bit too much!) but I came up with the Nancy Boy t-shirt ages ago. 10 years ago, to be more exact. I had this t-shirt custom made just before my very first Placebo concert back in 2006 in Bucharest. The t-shirt reads "I wish I was a Nancy Boy". I still have the t-shirt, although I don't wear it anymore. Some things are worth keeping because they hold such dear memories. Below is a picture of me and my sister just before the show. As the band started to play the song Nancy Boy I took off my t-shirt and held it above my head. Yep, I was crazy like that. I even thought of throwing it on the stage, as we were quite close to it, but wasn't sure it would make it so I abandoned the plan. My short on one side, long on the other side hairstyle at the time proved to become very popular years later, so you see... I am always ahead of my time.

Check out the video for Nancy Boy here! I can't believe the song is almost 20 years old, but still so current. 

Nancy Boy t-shirt

Nancy Boy t-shirt

 Nancy Boy by Rory Parnell Mooney Man AW16

 Nancy Boy by Rory Parnell Mooney Man AW16

 Nancy Boy by Rory Parnell Mooney Man AW16

 Nancy Boy by Rory Parnell Mooney Man AW16

 Nancy Boy by Rory Parnell Mooney Man AW16

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