charlotte rust has a formidable pedigree, she owns one of auckland's coolest vintage stores, has worked for leading new zealand label nom*d, and possess that kind of effortless 'cool' that is frustratingly impossible to emulate. for her new label/project 'unholy' charlotte puts her vintage sourcing skills to good use, unearthing ironic metaler tee's, tacky holiday tee's or just plain weird tee's, splicing them together, and creating clever drape front jackets. the combination is considered (often creating new hybrid band names where they meet at the back) and the result is infinitely wearable.
name of designer: charlotte rust
right now the time is: 10.27am
and where abouts in the world are you?: k'rd, auckland, nz
date of birth: year of the dragon
label name: unholy
year label started: 2010
my new collection is entitled: um pass, i've never been one for themes which is probably why I failed so miserably at the fashion and design polytech course I did when I left school
concept/motivation behind new collection: yet another version of a recycled t-shirt garment but with more form and function, I am interested in using existing fabrics/garments rather than developing a garment from scratch
the ultimate unholy lady or gent is: keith richards circa exile on main st, diamanda galas
most exciting fashion moment? being profiled in i-d magazine - but my ego was quickly deflated when I realised they had used someone else's answers for my questions
on my day off I would....: bake, eat, browse online for shoes..
shoot, shag or marry: shoot - madonna, shag - eric northman, marry - rick owens (strictly for material gain)
complete this sentence, I had a vision and my vision was… leather and fur clad - recycled, naturally
we're loving this shoot from the September issue of US magazine SOMA - expertly styled by phoebe trezevant-miller and photographed by russ flatt, it makes us wanna rock that huge sophie hulme bow neckpiece with a tailored jacket... if there were any left that is...
sorry! we've been missing in action recently - new zealand fashion week and a trip to paris for buying has meant we've neglected the blog a bit! but never fear, we've been tracking down lots of exciting new things for you for next season (and eating a few pastries along the way) and we'll be a lot more diligent now we promise - we have lots of exciting deliveries, press, and interesting bits 'n pieces to share with you.
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