Getting correspondence from people you admire is always a little disarming as well as exciting. I thought I’d dreamt waking up to an e-mail from artist and fashion writer Zoetica Ebb at 7am one RAFW morning. Since I didn’t have any shows til later that day I fell back asleep and it took til the evening for me to realise the e-mail was real.
After spending five years in sketchbook purgatory, Zoetica’s designs have finally been brought to life with the help of future fashion pioneers Plastik Wrap. They helped flesh out the concepts and select materials for her first foray into full-fledged fashion design – the mini collection GHST RDR. Zoetica kindly sent me this amazing draped skirt which was custom made to my measurements. Inspired by the Victorian era, Anime and the dark punk aesthetic, GHST RDR evokes classic tailoring and flourishes such as pleats, draping; vivified with modern materials and adjustable straps for a fit that’s devastatingly flattering.
The dense fabrication of the GHST RDR skirt is perfect for the weather we’re experiencing in Melbourne right now, and the clever adjustable draping hides a multitude of sins. Pretty sure I’m going to be wearing it obsessively this winter.
The most incredible thing is that for a custom made garment, the skirt is only $149CAD (which is about $145AUD). You can choose from Black/Grey or Black/Black and it’s available to order or layby now from PlastikWrapArmy.com.
Black Knit: Tightrope
Black Skirt: GHST RDR by Zoetica Ebb for Plastik Wrap
Black Tights: Voodoo
Black Boots: Dr Martens
Neon Yellow Manicure: Essie