Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Behemoth Collection - surrealist millinery from Rene Walrus

 You know what I love? Sequins, veils and heavy dose of some crazy drama. When I saw Rene Walrus’s “The Behemoth Collection” at Nightwalk I audibility gasped. Like seriously breathe taken away, glassy eyed, millinery of my dreams kind of shit going on.

Surreal, decadent and just all kinds of beautiful crazy, the collection nods to The Master & Margarita, Against Nature, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas with a wee wink and a nudge to Jeff Koons & Takahashi Murakami. Bitch please. It is seriously like someone has been reading my mind.  Straw braiding, silk veiling, hand dyed ostrich feathers and all the sequins in the world – HIYAS. It was all bows, fringing, veils and cartoon shapes which I think I’m safe in saying is something we can all get on board with yes?

Janet McCrorie, the grand dame behind all this dreamy madness is all about combining couture embroidery and surrealism to create the most gorgeous accessories ever. Edinburgh based, she spends her time creating her collections – a combination behind forward planning and happy accidents to create bespoke couture pieces. Specialising in bridal, she’s expanded in to more editorial one off pieces – like the INSANELY good sequined lips veil. 

You can creep more of Rene Warlus's design via her website, her blog....and if you fancy buying some sweet millinery you can bag yourself some at Not Just a Label.
Photos via Bartosz Madejski

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