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Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

For visionary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, fashion is tantamount to worldbuilding. Since 2007 she has been dazzling the fashion world with collections inspired by everything from lucid dreaming, scanning electron microscopy, synaesthesia, and Egyptian mummification to fluid dynamics and crystallization, radiation, and black magic and alchemy by virtue of a murder of crows living near her […]

Zuhair Murad Fall 2016 Couture via Vogue14

Zuhair Murad Fall 2016

Zuhair Murad Fall 2016 Couture Normally I’d say that mixing vintage / boho / goth / western / romantic / hippy might be a terrible idea, but this pulled it off perfectly. Images via Vogue.com

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Rodarte Fall 2016

Dark, matte lips. Gently feminine silhouettes.  Layers upon layers of lace. Rodarte’s Fall 20-16 collection looks like the front row at a mid-90’s Faith and the Muse show. Romantigoth is back, you guys!

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YSL Backstage Pass

Some wonderful behind-the-scenes pictures from Hedi Semain’s Spring 2013 collection for YSL.

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Arachne

I’m just going to sit here making little happy sounds for a while.  The Arachne Collection, from Malgotzata Dudek.

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Thom Browne Fall 2015

Can we all just take a moment to moment to stare at Thom Browne’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection? Both the men’s and women’s collections were all about High Goth neo-Victorian everything, with veils for days. Top hats with veils? Check. The Muse referred to the collection as “what Helena Bonham Carter would wear to the funeral […]

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Hu Sheguang S/S 2014

Beijing designer Hu Sheguang’2 Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Lollipops and devil horns.

Gareth Pugh Spring 2015 on Haute Macabre

Gareth Pugh :: Megalith // Chaos // Ascension

Gareth Pugh’s Spring 2015 collection debuted this week, not on the Paris runway, but in a showroom in NYC, yesterday on the Autumn Equinox. Heavily influenced by Pagan deities and motifs, Pugh’s designs are still not necessarily wearable, but incredibly artistic. Images and film via Style.com

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Genesis

Genesis, the Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Area Di Barbara Bologna

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Alice Auaa RTW Fall 2014. It seemed perfectly appropriate that Venus In Furs started playing the second I opened this set. Images via WWD.com