A Visit To Guo Pei’s Alternate Universe

I’d like to think that in the alternate universe referenced in Guo Pei’s mythical Fall Winter 2019 collection, one may step out for a coffee clad in a ballgown of marionette theatre manipulated by a coolly bespectacled simian puppet master, with barely a flickering glance from the barista as they take a name for your […]

Wardrobe for the White Mouse: Zimmerman FW19

Intended to be a modern wardrobe for The White Mouse, Nancy Wake, a WWII spy for the Allies, Nicky Zimmerman’s fall 2019 collection is invokes in me a melding of Iris van Herpen’s petal cascades and Gunne Sax’ prairie fantasy. Images via Vogue h/t to Eliza Sidney for sharing this in her stories recently!

Ashley Rose Couture | Red at Night

“Red at Night,” a Fashion Presentation by Ashley Rose Couture, is scheduled to debut on Saturday, April 27th 2019 at the new Black Veil Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. This collection is dedicated to Ashley’s brother, John, who tragically passed away this past October. 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to John’s memorial; tickets […]

Hook’s By Prapakas Fall/Winter 2018

Recently brought to my attention by a dear friend with sharper eyes than mine, but with similar tastes for the bizarre and beautiful, may I call to your attention the Hook’s by Prapakas runway show for Elle Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2018? What is there to say about this outlandish parade of fancies, where the saintly […]

Shift Souls: Iris van Herpen Spring 2019 Couture

Where cutting-edge design fuses heavenly bodies, celestial chimera, with the future of human evolution is where we find ‘Shift Souls,’ the captivating new spring Haute Couture collection from Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, recently unveiled at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The ‘Shift Souls’ collection was inspired by early celestial cartography and its representations of mythological […]

Ryk: Hogan McLaughlin SS19

Hogan McLaughlin’s SS19 runway collection: Ryk. In Old Norse, Ryk means “dust or powder”, here Hogan explores the moon’s landscape and the glittering Ash that falls from its Fantasy Kingdoms.

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

httpv://youtu.be/GiYtEgY2WZE 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, […]

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.

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 […]

Hu Sheguang S/S 2014

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

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

Genesis

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

Alice Auaa RTW Fall 14

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

Damn Kids.

I told you guys gray was in! John Paul Gaultier tells Paris Fashion Week to get off the god-damned lawn: