For the titillation-seeking dresser, there can be no off-season. Summer crop tops and cut-outs give way to, well, fall crop tops and cut-outs. And the holidays, starting with Halloween, offer their own sartorial opportunities for flights of fancy and risky behavior. Enter Courtney Love. (Again.) Love and Nasty Gal have followed up on January's hit 18-piece collaboration of grunged-up, 90s-inspired femininity with another crop of party-ready clothes out November 3rd. This time around, Love said, she "took more risks." But aspirants to the kinderwhore aesthetic should also rest assured: The baby doll dress remains. "This [collection] still has some nostalgia, but also has sort of Moulin Rouge fantasy pieces that are kind of over the top" said Love via phone from Los Angeles.
it. has. the. doll. parts. lyrics. on. it.
Basically if you summed up Courtney's 90's aesthetic in one outfit...
"For this collection, Love, who remains a persistent reference for the runways, followed suit, and pulled from her past and present: Lyrics from Hole’s “Doll Parts” are embroidered on a T-shirt and hand-beaded maxi dress (a favorite of her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain), and a black minidress with a white lace collar feels like an Edwardian play on the one Love wore on her 1994 Spin cover (bring your own tiara). A pussy-bow blouse is worked up from countless versions from her own closet, tweaked for just the right effect—less Melania Trump at the debate than “a kind of Jim Morrison pirate blouse,” she said. For outerwear, there’s a navy cavalry coat drawn from an old Georgian style, “like something you’d see on a suffragette in 1890.” The silhouette was slimmed down (sans bustle) and made modern with a few nips and tucks and pocket detailing. And, of course, there are the lingerie-leaning elements, ranging from satin slips to lace bodysuits. “I’m a fiend for bodysuits,” said Love. “I’ve said for the past 10 years bodysuits are gonna come back.”
See also a faux leopard-fur coat, a style Love described as “basic 101” but that required a lot of thought to make it so: “Do you make it fat, do you make it slim, do you make it black leather lapels, do you make it without?” It’s this kind of transhistorical reimagining and remixing that Love wants to come through with these pieces. “You don’t just relate them to me in 1994, you know what I mean?” she explained. Not that she’s removed herself from the intended audience, those looking to give and get a thrill. “These are clothes that I would wear!” said Love. “I’m all about ‘If you got it, flaunt it.’”
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Are you living for the return of 90's fashion, ONTD?
this collection is going to leave me so fucking broke.