The Flirtation Between Fetish And High Fashion

Seductive. Hauty. Elusive. Expensive. The aesthetic of latex, a glossy “second skin,” carries a certain cachet with it: Namely, one by which the audacious, highly theatrical fashion shows of  Thierry Mugler (circa ’80s/’90s haute couture) made for a spectacular pairing. [nipped wasp waists :: architectural silhouettes :: black fabric shimmering as light refracts :: eva […]

Speak Up! : Eirik Aswang

First things first, tell us about yourself & what you do! My names Eirik Aswang, that’s pronounced, “Eric Ahs-wahng”. I was born in San Francisco in 1942- died 2005, reborn 2007. I’m a painter, sculptor, and fashion/costume accessory designer. What makes you Haute Macabre? I’m guessing cause of the dark feelings emulated from the look […]