Vagina wigs have hit the runway

Sarah Carty

We’ve seen naked runways shows and models wearing Pac Man helmets but this New York Fashion Week trend is on another level.

South Korean-born designer Kaimin, who has previously dressed eccentric stars like Lady Gaga and Bjork, has brought vagina wigs to the runway.

Yes, you read that right, a wig nobody ever asked for to sit on a body part that’s nearly always covered up.

Vagina wigs have hit the runway. Photo: Getty Images
South Korean-born designer Kaimin, who has previously dressed eccentric stars like Lady Gaga and Bjork, has brought vagina wigs to the runway. Photo: Getty Images
The models strutted their stuff in merkins. Photo: Getty Images

Kaimin’s show took place at the Glass Houses in New York and the collection is aptly called Oriental Garden.

Models stutted their stuff on the catwalk dressed in an array of outfits, but there was one thing that definitely stood out.

Aside from the incredible winged eyeliner and Mohawk hairstyles, the models had wigs covering their intimate parts.

The official term for the wig is actually a merkin, which is an artificial piece of hair aimed at covering the pubic area.

According to Urban dictionary, the merkin is ‘a toupee for the pubic area/genitals’ and was used in the 1700 to treat STIs.

Aside from the incredible winged eyeliner and Mohawk hairstyles, the models had wigs covering their intimate parts. Photo: Getty Images
The official term for the wig is actually a merkin, which is an artificial piece of hair aimed at covering the pubic area. Photo: Getty Images

Kaimin’s designs are described on her website as being ‘unconventional and daring, yet positively sensual’.

“Kaimin explores ideas of fetishism, eroticism and sadomasochism through clothes that dissect and distort the human physique, challenging accepted standards of what clothing should do for the body,” her website reads.

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