2. Bloody Good, Thimister

Click here for the complete collection on Style.com.

Yes, yes, YES!!!

Does it only glorify gore?

Or hit on devastating beauty?

This touches on so many things at once: imperialism, death, violence and villains. It is unafraid and in your face and I imagine jaws hung open as the models marched down the runway.

Does it make you feel guilty for coveting the clothes of conquerers?

The collection is cohesive, contained, controversial, and catechizing. The tailoring is crisp, clean, but shapely. These are obviously well-made clothes.

Just play Seven Nation Army over this whole thing.

Knowing the history and present of the apparel industry, these clothes not only evoke the bloody and violent imperialism of the past but they also are a bitten-off-tongue-in-cheek reference to current first world-third world dynamics.

Does it make you think about the part you play? Or do the red sequins destract you?

The collection is said to be inspired by a photograph of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, Emperor Nicholas II’s murdered 13-year-old son, who was routinely dressed in uniform as a boy.

It's at once upsetting and inspiring.

This color palette is amazing too. Red and olive together make one of my favorite all time ever color combinations.

"What happened then was the start of modernism: war, sorrow, destruction. We're still dealing with now."

"And the lack of creativity and spirituality." --Josephus Thimister.

This is Thimister’s first couture collection in ten years.

More pretty hints at violence.

It was self-financed.

Is she an angel or a WWI missile?

It is incredible.

All images taken from Style.com.

2 thoughts on “2. Bloody Good, Thimister

  1. oh yeah, I’ve seen this! stunning, sometimes uncomfortable to look at . . . I love how you’ve arranged them here too . . . going back and forth between the aggressor and the (aggressed?) And especially the third to the end image . . . where the front seems so military and austere and the (train?) seems to be a stream of blood pouring out the back . . . so intense.

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