Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

When you love something that you consider sacred and beautiful, it’s sometimes difficult…baffling, almost… to believe that other people don’t actually have a clue as to what you’re babbling about when you blather on and on about this wondrous thing you adore. That sounds terribly presumptuous, doesn’t it? That our obsessions and fascinations shine so […]

Ludi Naturae: Iris van Herpen Spring 2018 Couture

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, endlessly innovative and inspiring, just debuted her Spring 2018 Couture collection entitled “Ludi Naturae,” and now we all want to clothe ourselves in finned, leafy, scaled, and flowing dresses, gowns, and jumpsuits that look like living biotech sculptures from a futuristic utopian fever dream. ‘Ludi’ is the plural form of the Latin term […]

Seven Sisters of Inherited Sun: Dilara Findikoglu SS18

Our collective jaw is on the floor over Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu‘s spectacular Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Debuted during London Fashion Week, “Seven Sisters of Inherited Sun” is a glamorous, politically and mythologically inspired amalgam of sumptuous gothic finery that’s both sleek and baroque, occult imagery, and a wonderfully lurid punk edge. From the Designer: “You are beside me, winter trees, […]

Beneficium: Hogan McLaughlin Fall 2017 Collection

Beneficium draws inspiration from the works of the Old Masters, specifically from the Gothic and Early-Renaissance eras, as well as the religious cloth found in the churches and castles of the Middle Ages, seen through the filter of their respective reinterpretations in period films of the 60s and 70s. Hogan McLaughlin’s long awaited Beneficium collection, […]

Elemental- Iris Van Herpen Takes Our Breath Away

Iris Van Herpen’s Aeriform collection explores the elemental nature of air and water. Flowing over and around the models, Van Herpen’s signature structural forms mimic bubbles, waveforms, splashes- places where air and water meet and mingle. The show, however, goes beyond the collection. As a visceral foil to the playful lightness of the collection, Van […]

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

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

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!

YSL Backstage Pass

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

Arachne

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