nº 18: alice auaa a/w 2013

Guest post by Hz.

The relationship between cloth and oneself on distinctive, inexplicable and indiscernible levels exudes an aura, when the fabric no longer serves as a mere second skin but becomes an atmosphere. This collection undoubtedly stands in its stance a majesty to be revered.

The brush softly paints in gothic yet dreamlike strokes, the consistency of which parallels the faded smoothness of the textures. Flourishes interweaves and layers build upon itself to become a cage that quietly shuts in the stunning visual landscape.

 The monochrome is a characteristic of exceptional focus, daring one to walk along subtle shades of ambiguity. What I sense, above all else, is the delicate balance between the fragile velvet, a viscous liquid on which disturbances ripples in glacial eternity; a sharpened concentration on details, forcing an acute attention to observe through the thinnest of scalpels; and the perennial webs, which far from a symbol of desolation exist, like dreams, in timelessness.


Editor's Note: Who doesn't love a collection that closes with a DEAD BABY?


nº 17: giles a/w 2015 rtw

I haven't gotten excited about a collection in a long time, but Giles stunning gothic glamour has me smitten. I saw a photo of the final look, this amazing holographic concoction, on an article about fashion week with no credit as to where it came from, and scoured the internet trying to figure out who it was by before a friend thankfully clued me in. There's nothing not to love about this collection... I'm definitely going to have to go try the hologram dress on come autumn. Maybe I can't afford it, but I can torture myself by seeing how it looks in person, can't I?



nº 16: back in black; wang a/w 15

Goth is back, bitches. I'm taking in the past fashion week while trying to finish off some IRL business (moving house), so I'll be back later on with a lot more to say. It feels like 2010 all over again, but better. So glad we're all on the same undead page here.


nº 15: time takes a cigarette

Corinna Ingenleuf for Marie Claire France by Satoshi Saikusa. I absolutely love this editorial, the hints of healthgoth blended perfectly with a take on modern glam rock are killer. A little Bowie, a little Adam Ant, and that "Nutrition Facts" dress are all perfect. Excuse me while I douse myself in glitter.



nº 14: hogan mclaughlin

Hogan McLaughlin S/S 2015. Now available on Big Cartel. Should a stranger decide to spend $1,000 on me this Christmas, you know where to shop.