For Fall 2023, we present a modern version of Lucy Westenra from Bram Stoker's "Dracula," with an insatiable, blood sucking thirst for life. Our creative vision combines haunting romance and ethereal elements to create a soft and dreamy portrayal.
The original story of Lucy, a wealthy 19-year-old girl of fiction from the late 19th century, is known for her outgoing nature and many suitors, she becomes Dracula's first victim and transforms into a powerful vampire. Properly executed, horror movies like "Jennifer's Body," "Midsommar," and "The Craft" can be powerful tales of feminism. Though they may delve into the gruesome, these films remain endlessly inspiring in how they portray the essence of female power.
By reimagining and re-writing Lucy's story as our own, our vampire becomes a symbol of unwavering self-assurance, breaking free from societal constraints. She continuously and voraciously devours the patriarchal system, she demands attention and occupies space, both literally and metaphorically, to the maximum extent.
In the Fall collection we introduce a collection of fashion pieces and prints to truly enhance our vivacious character, Lucy. Our very first structured cage makes its grand appearance, and to pair back to this Victorian pennier are plenty of ruffled, bustling tournure skirts and mini lace petticoat covers. Throughout you'll be enchanted by re-worked classics, new and darling dresses, diaphanous nightwear, translucent gowns, vibrant hues like mustard yellow and ornate floral motifs, like curtains ripped from our previous human forms homes, they carry a sense of history and transformation.
Selkie is, at its very core, a brand about transformation. Drawing inspiration from its namesake, the Selkie, our creations are dedicated to narrating tales of metamorphosis. Meticulously crafted to captivate, these garments encapsulate the very essence of self-love, serving as vibrant expressions of empowerment. With every stride, comes the mesmerizing ability to captivate onlookers and reverberate a resounding message to the world—break free from the confines of obscurity, step out of the shadows and boldly into the spotlight. Hold onto your garlic necklace, nothing will stop our Lucy.
- Kimberley Gordon, Founder & Creative Director
Creative Direction by Kimberley Gordon
Casting by Kimberley Gordon
Photography by Tyler Parker & Ron Dadon
Videography by Derek Street Edit by Kimberley Gordon
Styling by Alisha Silverstein & Annie Lavie & Kimberley Gordon
Makeup led by Elyse Reneau with Too Faced
Hair led by Ramdasha, Nick Stenson with Nick Stenson Beauty
Produced by Fox & Leopard
Thank you to our show sponsors!
Too Faced, Nick Stenson Beauty, Harridan Vodka, Boxed Water, Ghia