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Collection Three: Beast of Blood

 

INSPIRED BY:

  • Childhood jams
  • Anne Rice
  • La Portrait De Petite Cossette
  • Fiend by Jemiah Jefferson
  • Malice Mizer/visual kei
  • Blaxploitation horror
  • Traditional vampire lore

ALBUMS ON ROTATION THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS:

  • Joji - Nectar
  • Banks - Goddess
  • Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
  • Cocteau Twins discography
  • Zola Jesus - Okovi

COLOR PALETTE:

Four color swatches (one black, one pink, one light grey, and one wine red) with names as follows: "Moonless Night" "Carmilla's Kiss" "Mist" and "Sanguine".

 

NOTES & PROTOTYPES:

Four sketches of original concepts and designs for Collection 3: Beast of Blood with captions as follows: "Original concept for the Sorrow Is Her Master Tee" "Darkness Mixed With Light  Fitted Tee  = inspired by designer Kel Lauren's reimagining of Harry Styles' merch" "I knew that I had to  have a piece inspired by  Interview with the Vampire" and "Raw concept for the The Lady's  a Vamp design"

 

 LOOKBOOK:

Faded image shot on film of black alternative model with long grey braids wearing the The Lady's a Vamp tee and black and white striped pants in a graveyard.

Faded film zoomed in photo of black goth model with blood dripping from her lips, posing in the middle of Atlanta's Westview Cemetery.

Faded film photo of dark archway looking out at a cemetery on a cloudy day.

Faded film photo of black female goth model with long blue braids and septum piercing wearing the Darkness Mixed With Light Fitted Tee and striped red velvet pants, posing in front of large stained glass in a cemetery.

Faded film photo of large intricate grey archways in Atlanta's Westview Cemetery on a cloudy day.

Faded film shot of black female goth model with long blue braids posing in the middle of a frozen fountain, wearing the Sorrow Is Her Master Tee, striped red velvet pants, white boots, and gold accessories.

Faded film photo of black goth model with long blue braids, a septum piercing, and blood coming out of her mouth posed on the ground in front of an open grave in Atlanta's Westview Cemetery.

Wide faded film photo of many graves on a cloudy day in Atlanta's Westview Cemetery.

 

LYRICS:

White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
...

The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box

Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead"

 

I would wait for you
I'd make room for you
I'd sail ships for you
To be close to you
To be a part of you
'Cause I believe in you
I believe in you
I would die for you

Garbage - "#1 Crush"