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
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.