Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Costume Drama

My favorite look: an armor-like waist-cincher paired with numerous layers of garters and straps

When Rachel Freire emailed me these images of her Fall 09 collection, which was recently shot by photographer Ron Goldstein, I was deeply enthralled. I know Rachel has gotten a fair bit of well-deserved blog love of late, but why not pile on some more? Rachel is another fantastic product of Central Saint Martins, but rather than studying Fashion, she received a BA in Theater Design, and you can definitely see the influence of costume in her dramatic work. While her clothes are laden with embellishments snapped from various historical eras (boning and corsets here, flowing Edwardian pleats and ruffles there), they are always infused with Rachel's futuristic aesthetic. My favorite combination of these styles takes the form of an armor-like waist-cincher, which looks one part Medieval armor, and one part cyborg. The clothes might be a little difficult to manage as everyday attire, but they are perfectly fit for center stage, and Little Boots and Beth Ditto have both already worn Rachel's designs to perform.



-Tiffany

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7 comments:

liana said...

wow, the second.

6p00e554e5232c8834 said...

Brilliant post! I love this so much, especially that incredible second piece. WOW.

C'est Laura said...

gorgeous pictures!! x

Rianna Bethany said...

incredible powerful images. They are all fantastic!
Rianna Bethany
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Insomnia said...

I love all of it! This is one of my favorite creative styles. I hope she'll make it as a designer!

Mae said...

whoooa these are so imaginitive !

Denise said...

I love these; they're so inspirational. I've been a little obsessed w/ corsets and body shaping ever since my costume project. I shall dig deeper into this...