Nuit is the contemporary gothic-nouveau clothing label by mistress of the nocturnal light, Ana Ikonnikova. Dark style comes naturally to the Canadian designer and former publisher of one of my favourite blogs, Heavy Metal Fashion. Approaching the typically avant-garde genre with considered minimalism, Nuit offers purveyors of dark aesthetics a range of versatile, affordable garments for every day. This emerging label is one to watch.
When we do not rely on colour to provide the interest in an ensemble, playing with texture and tone takes a primary role. It is a concept frequently thought of when considering how to adorn our bodies; but what of the feet? I’ve become fixated by pony hair detailing on accessories lately, and these darkly elegant high heels provide both visual and tactile delight in their juxtaposition of textures. They’re also now less than half price at Westfield online.
Low paper armchair Black Paper 37 is a result of experiments with various materials and exploration of the co-existence of ‘Chaos and Sequence’. The armchair is made of 37 paper layers and 20 details of gofer cardboard. The functional surface is formed by putting paper layers one by one to archive the required height on the chair. A distinctive texture of the chairs’ overlay encourages a dialog with a user. A distinctly personalized form of the chair can be created by rumpling and chopping paper layers.