Fierce, leather-clad models stood atop pool-side pedestals last Friday showcasing Skingraft's Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
The private viewing, held at a swanky Sunset Boulevard hotel, featured a largely monochromatic color palette accented with a touch of Satanic red. Knee-high gladiator heels and flats were near ubiquitous (as they were elsewhere on the Spring 2013 collections) and perforated leather, futuristic shoulders and biker jackets were notable highlights.
Dan Regan, creative director of Black Banditz, lent his high-end dark aesthetic to assist in curating and producing the event. His expertise did not end there, however, as he lent his trained team of hairstylists to work their magic. The girls donned slicked back, extra high ponytails bound with thick black wraps, evoking a bondage barbie feel. For the guys, it was either side partings or straight, long, and sleek locks.
The intermission spectacle was the demonic looking Boy Child dressed (and painted!?) entirely white, with seemingly blood stained teeth; intended to encourage questions about and to blur the lines of gender and androdgyny. Jonny Cota knows his audience, which isn't a suprise given his long-standing presence in the L.A. fashion scene.
All in all, Skingraft's presentation could probably be best summarized as new-age, athletically-inclined motorcycle fetishism.
Written by Jodie Jones