The Dark Side
Paint it Black: Northwest Designers in NYC's Bunch Magazine
Looking for twee Portlandians and the wooly urban woodsmen archetype? Not here. This is a different side of style from Seattle, Portland, and B.C.
Earlier this year Bunch magazine commissioned local photographer Elizabeth Rudge and I to put together a shoot based on Northwest designers. I connected with almost twenty independent fashion brands in the Seattle-Portland-Vancouver sector (okay, and New York, too—I cheated and included the formerly Seattle-based Logan Neitzel) and put together this gothic take on regional style.
Floral-pattern button-down shirt with camo field jacket by Seattle's Maiden Noir
Cuffs by Seattle's Hitchcock Madrona, wrap bracelet by Seattle's We Like to Lounge (sold at Hitchcock Madrona), bar ring by Seattle's Shannon Koszyk. Druzy ring by Hitchcock Madrona. Suit jacket by Seattle's Maiden Noir, tunic-length shirt by Seattle's Le Notre, leather tank top by NYC-based Art Institute of Seattle grad Logan Neitzel
Floor-length hi/low hem navy dress with gold leather yoke by Seattle's Wyatt/Orr, wrap bracelet by Seattle's We Like to Lounge (sold at Hitchcock Madrona), cuff and necklace (second view) by Seattle's Rachel Ravitch
Cashmere dress by Seattle's Benu, mesh undershirt is stylist's own
HAIR AND MAKEUP Kaija Mistral Towner
TALENT Zach and Claire, Heffner Management