Gilding Primal Instinct‘s beautiful F/W 2012 collection The Executioner features blades, gauzy veil-like textures, and alluringly alien metallic masks and headpieces These pieces perfectly embody the mission to “create an aggressive dichotomy between subtle, elegant forms and vicious primal instinct [and] translate practices of ritual adornment into iconic character archetypes.”
Tags: alien beauty, bioart, biological/organic/alien, conceptual, fragility, glass, hauntingly beautiful, installation art, medical-themed, microbes, sculptures, strange beauty, syringes, transparent, weird sculptures
Femme Fatale, a show exhibiting the work of over 35 contemporary artists, curated by Nicole Bruckman and Stephanie Chefas, is open at Cella Gallery in Los Angeles from February 25th to March 17th. A sample of the works featured is below.
L’ingenue by Stella Im Hultberg
A Letter to Three Wives by David Bray
Tags: 1950s, alien beauty, art shows, enlarged eyes, femininity, hauntingly beautiful, innocence/menace, lolita-esque, lolitaism, otherworldly, pop surrealism, queens, realism, religious imagery, retro, sexuality, stella im hultberg, sweet/melancholy
Tags: alien beauty, architectural fashion, avant-garde, bjds, collars, conceptual fashion, distorted bodies, dolls, edo-period japan, futuristic, hair, headdresses, historically inspired, hoopskirts, kabuki-inspired, otherworldly, red and white, samurai mask, white hair
Winter Is Coming by Anja Millen
Úna Burke’s beautiful A/W 2011 collection of armor/medical-inspired sculptural fashion, META.MORPH, is complemented by stunning wet-plate collodion photography from Andreas Waldschütz and Stefan Sappert. Witness below:
Further delight yourself by viewing this video, inspired by “the cinepoems of Man Ray and jarring aspects of psychological horror”:
via Haute Macabre
Tags: alien beauty, architectural fashion, avant-garde, black and white, conceptual fashion, corsets, fashion films, fashion photography, fashiontech, haute couture, high fashion, man ray, medical braces, medical-themed, military/warrior chic, prosthetic, psychological horror, short films, trauma, una burke, vintage, wet-plate photography
MadinSpain is an annual design and creativity convention in Madrid. This amazing little video is Toch Studio‘s opening titles for this year’s conference, which took place on June 3-4. Sound design by Cypher Audio and typography design by Pablo Abad.
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