The darkness collection from Ravishing Mad sees the brain child of Swedish
designer Anna Österlund take determined steps towards a more sinister
expression, embracing elements of d.i.y. punk and urban dystopia in
combination with the tongue-in-cheek avantgarde flair of previous
collections. It is a "fuck you very much and goodbye" to good manners
and to any habits of putting on the happy face.
Inspirations draw from the raw and passionate anger of "The Decline of
Western Civilization" to the pounding melancholy of The Cure's
"Pornography" over the slacked-off aesthetics of grunge rock and the
mad beat genius of Allen Ginsberg.
The collection offers 10 denim styles in colours like bright red,
black, airbrushed grey and print/wash combination blue. Well-known for
the draped big pocket jeans with extremely high waist Ravishing Mad
continue to incorporate the draped cuts. Key garments include oversize
plaid shirts with assymetric "drunk buttoning", unisex ass-door
jumpsuits and mesh hoodies with huge sagging pockets.
Darkness collection location photos by Caleb Eike Smith
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