Zoetica Ebb and Plastik Wrap Join Forces for the Cyber Victorian Collaboration GHST RDR
"I think over the past few years, I've just decided that coverage is possibly sexier than revealing skin because I feel like that's been taken as far as it can go in fashion," says Zoetica Ebb."Now, it's about revealing the shape, rather than the contents, if you will."
Ebb, the L.A.-based multi-displinary artist who co-founded the gorgeous alternative culture magazine Coilhouse and operates the popular personal style blog Biorequiem, recently translated her world wide web-famous fashion sense into a collaboration with Canadian design team Plastik Wrap called GHST RDR. The outfit is based on the idea of a Victorian riding jacket, certainly modest, but also strikingly sexy.
"I always really loved the idea of a structured sort of Victorian jacket," says Ebb. "There's something classic and timeless about it. Lots of designers had their take on the Victorian jacket and I wanted to do something that still had that look and those lines, but was also very wearable. It wasn't constricting, but still had the look, that strict, tailored, structured look. "
"Initially, it started out as an idea I wanted to have made overseas," she says. "I wanted to have some samples made and go that route. Ultimately, I wasn't sure how to go about it and didn't have the funds. Also, I didn't trust the quality."
Enter Plastik Wrap. Ebb had first met the duo of Adriana Fulop and Ryan Webber about seven years ago through LiveJournal.
"I ended up in Toronto with a friend of mine and we ended up trading some art for some clothing and everyone was happy," says Ebb.
A design company whose creations have turned up on the members of music projects like Android Lust and The Birthday Massacre and were featured in the "Gothic: Dark Glamour" show at New York's FIT Museum, Plastik Wrap has an aesthetic similar to Ebb's, forward-minded and artful. They had already collaborated on a line of t-shirts when Ebb approached them about the new project.
"I always loved Zoetica's art and her creations, so it was a perfect match for us," says Fulop.