ARCHIVE

NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (2017)

 

LOOK 1 - DRESS: R.SONG / GLOVES: STYLIST'S OWN / SHOES: ACNE STUDIOs

LOOK 2 - COAT: R.SONG / LINGERIE: MODEL'S OWN / GLOVES: STYLIST'S OWN / SHOES: ACNE STUDIOS

PROCESS WORK

 

The 1920s German Expressionism movement gave birth to the first vampire film to grace the big screen; Nosferatu by F.W. Murnau.

Drawing inspiration from the haunting imagery, and the role of the unlikely protagonist Ellen, the clothes are an expression of

suppressed sexual desire and feminine power. The hazy ambiguity of Ellen’s role is seen where she sacrifices herself to save the

town, but also seems to be succumbing to her erotic desire. Along with looking and deconstructing lingerie and nightgowns fr-

om the 1920s, the pieces created have a romantic yet an occult darkness to it that expresses female power and seduction.

 

MODEL: PHOEBE TWIGG

PHOTOGRAPHER: TIM LO

MUA: MAGGIE WU

 

 
 
 

RENAISSANCE MAN (2016)

LOOK 1 - ALL GARMENTS: R.SONG / ACCESSORIES: DANIELLE KARLIKOFF / SHOES: RAF SIMONS X ADIDAS

 

LOOKING AT MARNI AS THE BASE FOR THIS MENSWEAR PROJECT, I’VE DECIDED TO LOOK AT MARNI’S ITALIAN ROOTS,

AND TO FOCUS ON THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE MIDDLE AGES AND EUROPEAN MODERNISM, IT

HAS PRODUCED THE “RENAISSANCE MAN,” A MAN OF MANY TALENTS. USING THIS TROPE PROVIDED A MUSE THAT IS EDU-

CATED, SOPHISTICATED, AND IS ONE WITH NATURE. THE SYMBOLISM OF THE DAFFODIL HAS BEEN USED THROUGH YELLOW

DETAILING OF THE GARMENTS, AS IT REPRESENTS “REBIRTH,” WHICH IS WHAT RENAISSANCE MEANS IN FRENCH. THE IDEA,

DERIVED FROM FLORA, IS AN ODE TO MARNI’S PERVASIVE USE OF COLOUR AND FLORAL PRINT. VELCRO TABS ARE ALSO USED

TO IMPLY A SENSE OF PLAY AND WONDER.

 

MODEL: SEAN HOLT

PHOTOGRAPHY: JONATHAN RAE

MUA: MAGGIE WU