It’s time! As promised, GHST RDR, my collaboration with Toronto’s future fashion pioneers, Plastik Wrap, is now live. Or undead – whatever! These two pieces are available for custom orders only, and at 189.00 and 149.00 CAD, you will agree this is one fabulous deal. And I don’t use the word “fabulous” in vain, ever.
Photos – Allan Amato | Hair – Adriana Mireles | Models – Zoetica Ebb and Ulorin Vex
It’s so gratifying to finally offer this jacket and skirt to you. Having only T-shirt and commercial merchandise designs under my belt of late, bringing this mini-line to life was an exciting new experience. Though fashion design is something I’d always been interested in, I hadn’t created clothes from start to finish since, eesh, college.
Lacking tailoring expertise necessary to create the outfit of my design-y dreams, I knew that Plastik Wrap’s Adriana was my ideal partner. I’ve known Ada and worn her clothes for years now – they always, always fit just right. We began the collaboration back in November, when I sent her two of my sketches from 2006. A multitude of emails, a dozen fabric swatches, and several curious prototypes later, GHST RDR is real.
Here’s a look at the creative process behind the jacket. We went through several fabrics, sleeves, necklines and pleats, before arriving at the final version.
If my calculations are correct, Ada [pictured above] is the owner of at least four early versions of this thing. A glance over my inbox tells me it took roughly 100 emails to complete GHST RDR, start to finish – not a single meeting or phone call needed. Thanks to Coilhouse, I’m used to collaborating remotely, but still find this amusing and appropriately Of the Future.