Another Halloween Offering
For Halloween 2023 we have a mini offering that I had the pleasure of showing with Sustainable Fashion Week in Brighton.
The first of the two looks bring us a very Lydia Deetz part 2 red deadstock moire corset with deadstock cotton & tulle dischevelled ruffle skirt. Look two is the Victorian clown bloomer jumpsuit I think we've all been waiting for, with a beautiful white corset top made from a secondhand curtain to finish it off. Our new offering for AW23 is bonnet hats in rain-proof materials! I can't wait to be caught in a shower in the red lace bonnet.
Welcome to Catmania, because what better for the age of 'quiet luxury' than a dress covered in the Cat O'Brien logo. Subtlety is not our strong suit! For Summer 2023 I've tried to lean into a touch more colour to brighten our days. And keep lots of Camp billowy shapes throughout.
The collection takes some shapes we've seen before like the mini ruffle skirt, and our lace-up front peasant blouse, and introduces new colour-ways and fabrics.
Our new items are a much requested mini-dress, with a raw edge ruffle on the neckline to reference the mini-skirt. The ruffle continues to hang loose off the back of the dress, to be tied up or left to flow behind you.
We also have some new bloomers to add to the mix! The shorts are sure to be a summer staple, made from high quality deadstock linens, which have matching sleeveless iterations of the lace-up blouses.
Finally this summer sees the return of our winter '22 bloomer pyjamas. Made in linen, they are obviously also the perfect item to wear on a summer evening out, taking you straight from day to home and cosy on the sofa.
Assisted by Marrius
Photography, direction & styling by Cat O'Brien
A small Halloween Treat for 2022. The mini-collection of two outfits are inspired by Halloween Queen's Lydia Deetz from the beloved Beetlejuice, and Nancy Downs of The Craft. Drawing on Lydia's Victorian gothic style, the dischelleved skirt from SS22 has been amped up with a longer length and some added tulle. And the matching corset uses the same tulle as a trim with a beautiful beaded lace that is hand-sewn onto the corsets. As usual all the fabrics and trims for the collection are deadstock, and I'm so pleased to have found these amazing fabrics without any added detriment to the planet. Outfit two draws on Nancy's more modern gothic style, playing on her love of PVC. We have a black deadstock PVC corset and lace-up skirt set. Very sexy, and all very witchy.
Trick or Treat!
Collection all designed, made, shot, and crafted in the studio by Cat.