10.06.2010

Halloween Designer Spotlight: Superfrock

To any Sybarite collector, this time of year is thrilling for a reason other than things that go bump in the night. October means the unveiling of Superfrock's annual Limited Edition Halloween outfit and with Charles & Desmond the sky's the limit! One year it's a slinky gown, another they give us Goat. There's no telling what they'll come up with next and that's the fun!


It was one such Halloween gown that captured my heart like no dress before or since. In 2008, the boys let the design do the talking with their stark black silk taffeta gown, Catacombe. The funnel necked torso was tailored to perfection while the massive flared skirt created folds of drama. Paired with a tiny shock of orange lining and a clean pair of black stilettos, Catacombe juxtaposed quiet minimalism and a bold over the top silhouette. It had to be mine. 



Sybarite Voltaire, Patta Wig, SD Catacombe

It was about a year and a half before Catacombe came my way but it was well worth the wait. With a limited edition of only 30, I was lucky to get it at all. This is part of the excitement we've come to gear up for in October. The thrill of an amazing gown, the suspense of whether or not we are able to get one. C&D are getting ready for the Chalk White event in London right now but took time out of their busy schedules to answer a couple of questions for me:


S: Will there be a (Halloween) release on the site this year? If so what's the edition size? 
C&D: As yet unknown! LOL! We are hosting a Chalk White Sale soon and it does depend on time and allocation of it. We hate to break tradition but sometimes this can be a good thing!


S:  (This is a question all designers this month will get asked:) Why Halloween? You do Valentine's Day and Halloween releases. What made you gravitate towards those two as opposed to say Christmas or New Years?
C&D: It's the non religiousness of Halloween and Valentine's Day to us. Do I need to elaborate?! LOL!


Thank you, guys, for taking the time to share this info with us. I know I speak for all of us when I say I hope there is a Halloween release this year but if anyone's earned a break, it's you! 




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