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Embrace Your Winter Mood: Avant-apocalypse

Winter is coming and night is growing longer here in the northern hemisphere. While nature is in full dormancy, people retreat back to the “cave” for the comfort and warmth of the tribe. Inspired by a modern version of those caves - the streets of London in a dystopian present-future - our 2022/23 ‘Avant Apocalypse’ lookbook celebrates an urban style that is dark, subversive and sophisticated.

 

The Avant Apocalypse Style

The Avant Apocalypse aesthetic is expressed through minimal wardrobe staples such as tank tops, leggings or jackets updated with asymmetric cuts, slashes of exposed skin, layering and cut-outs. This style is characterised by neutral maximalism, wearing pieces “the wrong way”, lots of deconstruction, and slashing of fabrics in neutral tones. Think clashing textures, exposed skin, but all tied together in a cohesive colour palette. Pieces that expose the architecture of the garment and reveal normally concealed elements of the body. This aesthetic is about reclaiming the body, using layers and unconventional silhouettes in order to express body-conscious and constructed sexuality, all on the wearer’s own terms. Deconstructing, cutting, repurposing, and upcycling pieces, emphasising the body with skin-revealing cutouts and curve-hugging fabrics.

This lookbook showcases Psylo’s current RE:imagined collection, which is all about going back to the roots. Awakening the “old skool” spirit of Psylo, this collection celebrates the utility-traveller style of comfortable, yet stylish clothing. Outfits that go further, so you can live, work, dance - all without changing your clothes. This unique style is complimented by the other-worldly body adornments from the queen of darkness - Costume Therapy. Her exquisite symbols of identity were designed to help you survive an apocalypse. These articulations on humanoid shapes complement the Psylo look seamlessly. Making the perfect match for the Avant Apocalypse style.

 

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

Avant-apocalypse 2022/23 Lookbook

 

Avant Apocalypse Outfits

References in order of appearance:

>>> Look 1: Margo wearing Gemini Top, Pecoa Hooded Rmx Jacket, Yugo Sweatpants, Gasper Beanie and Rat Vmix Bag >>> Shane wearing Vortex Tee, Plumped Hooded Cardigan, Lipat Pants, Star Beanie and Aqua Vmix Bag >>> Look 2: Margo wearing Berry Rmx Top, Om Hooded Long KaftanMad Max Hooded Vest, Masa Rmx Pencil Pants, Patchwork Gloves and body adornments by Costume Therapy: Intergalactic Warrior Hoop Earrings & Necklace, Blade Runner Chain Necklace and Armadillo Rings >>> Shane wearing Wu Mei Hooded Wrap Top, LPG Rmx Hooded Jacket, Stripy Rmx Cargo Pants and body adornments by Costume Therapy: Futuristic Amphibian Choker and Double Blade Runner Chain Bracelet >>> Look 3: Margo wearing Drag Braided Top, Ginger Jacket, Drag Asymmetric Skirt, Slub Bandana Beanie, Slub Legwarmers, Free Vmix Wristband and body adornments by Costume Therapy: Centipede Articulated Ring and Blade Runner Chain Necklace >>> Shane wearing Patchwork Tee, Crossing Rmx Jacket, Ornament Rmx Cargo Pants, Aqua Vmix Bag, Gasper Beanie and Jaya Gloves >>> Look 4: Margo wearing Zozo Tunic, Mahayana Jacket, Jiva High-Waist Leggings, Elephant Long Gloves, Travel belt and body adornments by Costume Therapy: Intergalactic Warrior Hoop Earrings, Gothic Galore Rings and Centipede Web Necklace >>> Shane wearing Maha Tee, Pecoa Hooded Rmx Jacket, Congo Pants, Jaya Beanie, Jaya Gloves and Blade Runner Chain Necklace by Costume Therapy >>> All shoes and boots from Psylo's private collection of footwear.

 

BIG THANK YOU goes to Margo @m_suri, Shane @shaneburnell, James @james_heal_on_camera, May @maycortazzi and Juno @juno_makeupartist

Location: Gold Digger, Bali @golddiggerbali

 

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