Erenanaomi posts on her Instagram: “Backstage at Dorian Gray [in New York] before modeling for @purevile with @itsstellarose !! My dream outfit.” Loving the doll-head eyepatch, the antler necklace, and the hat on the side of the head! It’s like Peter Gatien and Adebisi from Oz doing Baby Jane Hudson drag.
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Photographed by Matthu Placek, styling by Avena Gallagher, and hair by Guido Palau. (via Fucking Young!)
(via Fucking Young!)
One of the great minds in fashion today. Describing the show, Lily Templeton from NowFashion writes: “It starts with a crackle and a purple whip of an electric arc in the darkness of the Intercontinental Hotel’s grand ballroom. As a dancer contorts atop a specially built Tesla coil of a pedestal, Iris van Herpen grabs the audience by the hand to partake in a dream-walk through one of Nicola Tesla’s energy theory.
“Having secured her position as one of couture’s most daring experimentalist, Iris van Herpen has been skating along the still beautifully bleeding edge of design, with her use of 3D printing techniques and novel materials, some so raw and so advanced they don’t yet have names. But this time, she seems to have dialed down her use of volumes, thanks to the world-exclusive use of flexible 3D printed ‘fabrics.’
“Her final exit, all metal ‘crystals’ and sharp angles, reminds that she still has a firm grasp on her vision of a new path for garment design and production. But Iris van Herpen’s destination might not be as far away as one could imagine. That would have been to miss the quasi-footnote mention of her upcoming ready-to-wear, faced by singer Grimes and to be shown in Paris next March.” (via Billy Beyond)
Chloe Kim’s senior show at Central Saint Martins was a gorgeous collection of ragged tulle that looked like foaming industrial waste. Love it! When asked about the inspiration for her ethereal gowns, she says: “It is inspired by Charles dickens novel Great Expectations and it’s character Miss Havisham. However, it is also about this girl who lives with the trees. The girl who inspires me is just an imaginary character, she might not be human and she is pure and free. I imagined her living in a forest where trees and flowers grow on her body. I thought this idea would be interesting to make into garments. In fact, I was using lots of shredded and distressed lace for textures that look really like the trees, like the living trees that are still growing on her body.” (via Teacups & Couture)
The ballet costumes of Bauhaus painter, sculptor, and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer, most notably these from his “Triadisches Ballett,” in which the actors were transfigured from normal to geometrical shapes. According to the Roland Collection: “The central theme of his work was the relation between humankind and space, and the mediator between these two was to be the dancer, stripped of his individual identity by the use of costumes and masks, often rendering them as part of the scenery.” Fabulous and innovative and groundbreaking, yes, but it’s all very Disco 2000-looking to me. And it’s actually not so far-fetched to think the clubkids were artistically descended from this. I remember seeing the costume from the second row, left, at the Bauhaus Museum in Berlin, and being thunderstruck when I realized it was probably what Leigh Bowery was referencing in this look. He was an art student, after all, and often referenced artists like Dali and Duchamp.