Tuesday, September 4, 2007


World of Warcraft and comic books are just a few of Chrishabana's influences. His collections are full of fantasy prints that are reminiscent of acid trip artifacts. If you look closer at the prints you might be startled by they're secret contents that can't be seen from a distance. Bold colors and neons are combinded with metallics and add a futuristic edge. One red hooded dress looks fit for a grown up, Dungeons and Dragons version of Little Red Riding Hood. In the Spring 2007 collection there are softer white and dark blue pieces that evoke the familiarity of a mermaid. One of my favorite pieces are white overalls with a zipper inside the calf that comes up to the knee.
He is also a print designer. The imagery of each collection is inspired by the lover he had at the time. He tells the story of the relationships with fantasy elements. He uses meteors and bright swirls of color to represent the excitement between them and the beauty of the relationship.
His jewelry line, featuring teeth charms on braids of human hair, are like twisted medieval pieces. The jewelry is inspired by found objects as well and harbor a quirky charm. His creations just might sway me to put down Lolita and read some fantasy novels.



Candid Cool said...

I actually just saw him featured on A Model's Life, matter of fact the two of the girls are featured in some of your photos I think for his Gen Art/Fashion Week show. He seemed really nice & cool.

*** MeMiLy EdD *** said...

the prints t-shirts are so kl i really want one

Anonymous said...

these make me think of california. in a very acidy kind of way. ;)