The Blonds Fall-Winter 2018-2019 New York. “THIS COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY THE PRIMEVAL AND ETERNAL CONFLICT OF GOOD VS. EVIL AS A DRIVING FORCE IN ART, LITERATURE AND FILM,” every piece from the Blonds Fall/Winter 2018 collection had a taste of both sugar and spice. Some dichotomies in the clothing were subtle, while others, such as an angelic scenery printed on a corset top matched with leather pants complete with a garter belt, were not. Beautiful fiery reds on latex and lacquered pieces helped set the mood. One model donned a long sleeve latex body suit, with a flirtatious gold mini evening dress on top, playing at the two extremes of fashion. In each look, studs and leather were complimented with lace or pearls.
The brand enlisted Yeha Leung, also known as CreepyYeha, to create leather harnesses for it. Marilyn Manson played through the speakers as models walked down the runway.
The Blonds succeeded in something that many designers presenting at fashion week tried their hand at and failed. The collection wasn’t about little acts of everyday rebellion. It wasn’t about rebellion as an accessory, or as a quirk. This collection, in red and black with 3-inch spikes, with leather, with lace, and yes with pvc, embraced both darkness and light in a way that wasn’t even about rebellion. Rather, it was about accepting that darkness and light exist in us all. The Blonds drew from art to make its newest collection, and in turn made its newest collection art.