One of the most memorable presentations from the last LFW was definitely of Haluminous´ collection.
Held at the Freemasons Hall, the show took us by surprise and presented the unexpected, pushing boundaries of the fashion presentations.
Having arrived just as the presentation started, everyone got transfixed on the model/dancer lying on the floor in the circle of candles and lilies. Then she started to move to the music in haunted, almost possessed manner.
One by one the models, dressed in oversized hoodies and dresses layered on top of each other, walked out from behind the scenes, dragging their feet along in embroidered socks and flip flops as if they were zombies. It was hard to concentrate on the clothes during the presentation, as the frantic movements of the dancer were overly captivating, creating the eerie haunting mood. References to witchcraft and voodoo could be spotted.
Haluminous is a Sydney based womenswear brand, founded in 2016 by designer Hannah Kim. The label offers highly embellished and beaded garments in street style with youthful silhouettes. Fusing experimental creative textiles with elaborate craftsmanship, Hannah created the new category of the trendy street couture.
The inspiration comes from human anatomy, flowers and Hannah´s surreal interpretation of traditional folktales. Her textiles combine multiple layers of prints, embellishments and embroidery, made into oversized elaborate pieces of clothing.
“ CURSED, CURSED TO BE A HUMAN.
I WILL DIE. RE-BORN TO BE A FLOWER “
THERE WILL BE NO DROP OF BLOOD LEFT
THEY DRINK OUT OF MY VEINS
I THRIST FOR FREEDOM
OUT OF THIS BODY
THE TIME IS COMING
I FEEL IT.
COURSING THROUGH MY VEINS
A LILY AT LAST.
MY PETALS WHITE AS AN ANGELIC SOUL .
BEAUTIFUL – PURE – SCENT LIKE HEAVEN .
STEMS SLENDER AND TALL WITH ELEGANCE .
I WILL LIVE FOREVER .
PLEASE, JOIN ME .
I WELCOME YOUR DEATH .
LEAVE YOUR BODY .
NOTHING MATTERS IN ETERNITY .
BUT SINLESS FLOWERS .