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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 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
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!
Some wonderful behind-the-scenes pictures from Hedi Semain’s Spring 2013 collection for YSL.
I’m just going to sit here making little happy sounds for a while. The Arachne Collection, from Malgotzata Dudek.
Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2015 Ready to Wear images via Style.com
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 […]
Hogan McLaughlin Spring // Summer 15 Pre-orders are currently open for a brief window with an expected holiday shipment.
Beijing designer Hu Sheguang’2 Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Lollipops and devil horns.
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, the Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Area Di Barbara Bologna
Erevos Aether’s AW 2014-15 collection, Wake the Serpent Not.
Reflective :: Yulia Chulkova
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
Zana Bayne Ready To Wear Fall / Winter 2014
I told you guys gray was in! John Paul Gaultier tells Paris Fashion Week to get off the god-damned lawn:
XuMing Couture, from China Fashion Week 2013
Slovenian designer, Peter Movrin, known for his work for Lady Gaga, among others, grew up as a butcher’s son. From his bio: “In this hard provincial life meat became his medium of expression, as a child he would carve steaks in a way that would appeal to his bewildered eye.” Available at Not Just a Label.
Just when you thing Rick Owens really can’t get any more awesome, he turns Paris Fashion Week on its’ stuffy little head. Instead of showing his S/S 2014 collection on the usual assortment of waify young things with vacant expressions, he brought on an award-winning US step-dance team to model the clothes. Oh, look. Women. […]
Monochrome, the second collection from East London designer Anya Kamarek, features asymmetrical designs inspired by post-war architecture in Eastern Europe. I’m looking at the leggings that scrunch down over heels with an interested eye. Super cute idea, but I wonder how long it would take me to accidentally pull them too far down and […]
Samantha Cole’s Warrior collection.
Yiqing Yin’s Fall 2013 collection. The dress at the top looks like an Albertus Seba illustration, doesn’t it?