Apparently, most of us are already past our prime, having missed the opportunity for great career success because we’re over the age of 18. Is it just us, or does it seem like every other day we’re hearing about some new wonder child scoring a record deal, publishing a book, becoming insta-famous as blog or YouTube stars, and now, fashion designers? Most recently, there was Cecilia Cassini, the 10-year-old who had a trunk show at Fred Segal. Straying far from the amateur, however, 17-year-old Rael Stone goes for the seriously conceptual with his collection of unisex metal crowns and edgy knits. The British teen certainly isn’t just going for pretty aesthetic pleasure here. “This collection came from countryside footpath murders, estate rape, bored unoccupied teenagers, and isolation in overgrown wisteria-ridden cottages,” he said. Estate rape?! OK, maybe there’s a reason why we decided to wait until after our teenage years to seek fame and glory.
Check out more pictures of Rael Stone’s designs after the jump … if you dare. [Trend Hunter]