There will soon be a "Handmaid's Tale" fashion line, praise be
Yesterday the world was blessed with the first episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, a brand new show on Hulu based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name from 1985. If you don’t know what the story is about, brace yourself because it’s painfully familiar. The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a future dystopian world where the government is fundamentally Christian and women aren’t allowed to work, control assets, or even read.
Not only is it so exciting to see Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel costar in this gripping show, but The Handmaid’s Tale is now being turned into a fashion line, proving there is still good left in this world.
Vaquera, a fashion label and design collective in New York, has taken on the job to produce clothes that reflect the “poignant social issues” that are prevalent in The Handmaid’s Tale.
“We aim to reverse cultural norms, celebrate individuality, and empower oppressed individuals,” Vaquera continued. “The way that people are dressed in the story indicates who they are and what their purpose is. We explore similar themes in our collections by examining the way people are expected to dress.”
Sounds pretty good to us. The red you see in The Handmaid’s Tale—which will obvi appear in the Vaquera fashion line—represents sex, oppression, and violence. So expect to see a lot of it in this line.
You’ll have to wait until June to see the full collection, but in the meantime we can dream of our upcoming scarlet ensemble.