Posts Tagged ‘dark’
There is an opulent softness to Mandy Coon’s clothing that keeps me from dismissing it as more of the same gothic frippery that’s been dominating fashion circles for the past few years. Yeah, there’s lots of black and black leather, and chains but it’s nicely tempered with a milky peach toned silk, chunky knits, and humour in the shape of a crushed velvet bunny bag. Her silhouettes aren’t aggressively hard-edged and I think that’s what makes the difference
Aio Kotsuhiroi’s rings look like they’ve been ejected by a volcano or brought up by dwarves from Moria. Even more fascinating than their middle earth shapes is the fact that, aside from the obvious crystals and semi-precious stones, they’re mostly made up of human hair, laquered silk thread, and urushi lacquer. The website is a bit frustrating to navigate, but it’s worth taking a browse. Some of the pieces are available for purchase on not just a label’s webshop
Dark and moody, androgynous menswear from Dutch designer, Anneloes Van Osselaer. I like!