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Pimples: Are they the newest beauty trend?


Malasyian fashion designer Moto Guo never ceases to amaze the fashion scene with his edgy and distinct way of portraying trends. But last week, when Guo debuted his new fashion line, there was one thing people couldn't stop talking about—and it wasn't the designs. Models strutted the runway fearlessly showing off full faces of acne. The only make-up used was most likely to enhance the look of the pimples so that they were clear as day to the audience.

Naturally, people flipped out. Headlines stating "Acne is cool now!" and "The Hottest Accesory is Pimples!" started streaming everywhere. People were talking—and bringing up a very cool point.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. Over 50 million people in the states alone suffer from it. Of course, most of these people are embarassed and shy about their condition, and many try to hide it every way possible, including makeup. When we see fashion models and celebs, we typically only spot them with flawless flaces, no signs of any zits every even existing. For Moto Guo to not only allow his models to show their bare faces, but to go out of his way to embrace acne, is a powerful move.

It's hard living in a society where perfect skin and ideal bodies are the only things that are considered "normal" or "beautiful" in media. Showing us that imperfections aren't something monstrous, but instead normal, and even in some ways beautiful, is a huge step towards the fashion industry embracing all different looks and people.

Will other designers follow along with this trend and help it continue in fashion culture? Probably not. But it was nice to see someone put a little spotlight on a struggle that so many people are self-conscious about. Hopefully this will allow society to see that imperfections are a constant struggle for everyone—including models.

What do you think, GL girls? Do you give Guo's idea deserves a thumbs up or thumbs down?

Photo credit: Roberta Betti, Stratos Tsiakalos

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by Viviana Santini | 6/26/2016
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