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An unusual trend on Milan catwalks celebrates acne and body positivity 
It's about time

One contemporary Malaysian designer has made an unprecedented but welcome statement on the catwalks of Milan.

Designer Moto Guo decked out his models in bow-decorated shirts, slouchy shorts, and floral embroideries and pimples.

Yes, every model's face was adorned with bright red spots, blotches, and redness.

Guo’s 'Picnic in the Society' collection focused on flaws, celebrating imperfections and encouraging body positivity.

It’s a strong message to those who wake up day after day afflicted by the condition.

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 20: A model walks the runway at the Moto Guo show during Milan Men's Fashion Week SS17 on June 20, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/WireImage) (Photo by Estrop/WireImage

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 20: A model walks the runway at the Moto Guo show during Milan Men's Fashion Week SS17 on June 20, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/WireImage) (Photo by Estrop/WireImage)
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MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 20: A model walks the runway at the Moto Guo show during Milan Men's Fashion Week SS17 on June 20, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/WireImage) (Photo by Estrop/WireImage)

 

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 20: A model walks the runway at the Moto Guo show during Milan Men's Fashion Week SS17 on June 20, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/WireImage) (Photo by Estrop/WireImage)

The reaction to the show, however, has been mixed.

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Guo is the founder of an eponymous menswear label, officially launched in 2015. Much like a storyteller, he weaves his works to form a tale. According to his own description, Guo uses quirky textures and shapes to express his eccentricity. He says he often glazes his collection with a layer of cynical, self-deprecating humour, not unlike stamping a signature over them. He also describes himself as a skeptic.

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