Fashion & Art, shoots

The Fatale: Challenging the Gender Binary of Classic Cinema

‘The Fatale’ recontextualizes 1980s cinema and the archetypal portrayal of the femme fatale. Historically told within a heteronormative narrative driven by a dangerous woman seducing the hero to his downfall, this common film stereotype portrays the femme’s use of unapologetic sexuality as the traits of an unstable character without depth.  However, this film icon can […]

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Opulence: Exploring the Spectrum of Fetish

‘Opulence’ was shot in a chandelier shop, where the interior exudes abundance, richness, profusion and fullness. Designer Luisa Groß explains how “it emphasizes the variety and spectrum of fetish. I also figured the ‘old world’ kind of bourgeois aesthetic would contrast nicely with the very colourful PVC I am using for my designs. The pieces of this […]

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Some Unholy War: Punk Identity and Rituals

‘Some Unholy War’ is based on the development of 1990’s Goth and Punk subcultures, working through themes of identity, rituals and the human experience. Designer Jordana Halperin explains how she was “initially interested in a quote from Ted Polhemus’ ‘Hot bodies cool styles: new techniques in self-adornment’, “To decorate the body is to transform it […]

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Confiné: Leather, Lingerie, Lust

In ‘Confiné’ LA-based photographer Sam Hodges teamed up with the designer of HOS Leather, a bespoke lingerie brand to create a female empowering editorial that explores modern lingerie, sexuality and the modern woman. “In all of my work I like to create a mood. I’ve always been in love with cinematic lighting. During my youth, […]

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Love Me Loco: Redefining the Femme Fatale

She’ll lust you, love you and leave you…with a broken heart and tortured soul. This wild temptress knows your darkest desires and dirtiest dreams and she’s not afraid to use them to get what she wants. Featuring artist Love Lee Bailey Savage @loveisbailey, ‘Love Me Loco’ is a celebration of the Medusa within us all, redefining the […]

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‘Release Me’ Celebrates Punk as a State of Mind

Jordana Halperin is an honours student of RMIT fashion design who focuses on performative body versus performative materials. Through a process driven practice, she explores the human/psychological interface, questioning what fashion is, and whether emotion can be physically embedded into material. Working through themes of identity, rituals and the human experience, garments are used as […]

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The Kids Are Alright

“The kids want to be so hard.  But in my dreams we’re still screaming,  and running through the yard.” Artists’ Statement:    With the consistent inundation from older generations and the media about the indolent capacities of millennial’s, I feel persistently inspired to document an ulterior & more optimistic perspective. The way I see us.  […]

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Get Radical with LUPAE Feat. Martini Cherry

LUPAE makes colourful, feminine latex clothing in Berlin, Germany. The name LUPAE, a Latin word, translates to ‘she-wolves’, and was used colloquially to call women sluts. LUPAE re-appropriates this ancient word with the vision of a pack of modern, powerful femmes. She-wolf sluts who could eat you alive. Born from the queer, sex-positive nights of […]

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