STILL ILL PRESENTS: GAY GOTH SCENE

Fashion, The Unpublished, This Is A Special

Inspired by the Gay Goth Scene video by The Hidden Cameras, the homonymous STILL ILL capsule collection tries a modern take on the original goth look by taking inspiration from horror movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street 2:Freddy’s Revenge and The Lost Boys , Gay Liberation slogans and vintage porn for a tongue in cheek mix of heavy metal lettering, slasher flicks, mesh and vinyl that celebrates teenage hormonal tension and fascination with darkness, with graphics that explore a nostalgic world of sexual awakenings and guilty pleasures, fetish and romance.

Photos & Styling : Riccardo Slavik  @riccardoslavik

Model : Morris Pendlebury at Independent Management   @morrispendlebury

All clothes STILL ILL  @stillilluk except vinyl jeans and fake fur stylist’s own

all accessories stylist’s own

special thanks to Monica Pollara and Blanco Milano

GAY GOTH SCENE MIXTAPE

 

HARDCORE95, STILL ILL FW 16/17

Fashion, This Is A Special

 

PHOTOS LORENZO MARCUCCI

STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

Models   Alex + Tommy @ FASHION,  Jakub @ BOOM, Douglas @ NO LOGO

#hardcore95, works as the title, mood and a graphic for STILL ILL‘s FW 16/17 capsule collection. There’s a mid-90s general feel to the pieces and inspiration spans from Belgian gabbers and hardcore punk to the cult movie The Doom Generation, which turned 20 last year. A desire to mix the digital and a more manual approach translates into hand-drawn graffiti written directly on patterns, so they follow the shape of the garment and mix with the graphics, and a DIY section of hand-bleached denim with patches. Posters from  the seminal Gregg Araki movie are also cut up and pasted into collages to create prints for tunics and tops, the lo-fi mood of ripped and glued paper heightened by the extreme enlargement of small low quality digital images. As a whole a rougher and tougher look that nods to Stephen Sprouse and his luxe-punk aesthetic but with a cheaper, grungier 90s feel and a touch of digital reappropriation.

The collection is already available for press at Maximilian Linz PR even though more customized pieces will be presented in a few weeks. This will be the last STILL ILL capsule to have a seasonal denomination and will be on sale online during MFW.

R.S.