Thursday, October 17, 2013

Flowers, Lobster Spaceships & Vampires: Katie Eary AW13


 




















It all could have gone horribly wrong. Lobsters and floral? YES. Unbelievably it all goes together, there is a rhythm, a logic to all this. The prints are gorgeous and I love the symbolism of the lobster (I am thinking of Shiaparelli and the lobster dress, as well as the lobster phone, chest of drawers and so on). Katie Eary started out doing only men's wear and then expanded into women's wear. Her silhouettes are tame, but I suppose they have to be to get away with such wild prints and have the clothes be very wearable, even for the relatively conservative dandy. And the women's wear is perfect. I love the nu-goth sensibility, the neoprene, the black lipstick. How do the fangs figure into all of this? I think it's a playful wink, and it somehow ties it all together. 













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