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Zits are Trending on the Runway

Pimple poppin'.
Zits are Trending on the Runway Pimple poppin'.

Stash your concealers away! Zits are now in fashion. Well, at least according to Malaysian designer Moto Guo, who sent down models with full-blown acne and red blotchy faces during Milan Fashion Week.

Guo’s collection, called Picnic in the Society, featured male and female models in gender-fluid outfits inspired by clothes that children would wear. Read: bows, bibs, oversized trousers, and embroidered sweaters.

FYI, the models weren’t sporting a real-life skin problem. Instead, it’s a beauty look created especially for the show, where acne flare-ups were staged using lipliners and eyeliners. Fake pimples and a patchy red face may not be 2016’s next big makeup trend, but the designer is definitely sending an important message: no one is born flawless.

Whether this is the designer’s exaggerated attempt to hype the anti-grooming trend, as previously seen in London Men’s Fashion Week, or a more realistic approach to barely-there makeup, the biggest takeaway from Guo’s collection is that there is beauty in quirky awkwardness. After all, we all went through gawky pubescent years, right?