Cages, It Turns Out, Make Fantastic Articles of Clothing

November 7, 2013

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If you’ve ever walked past a bird cage store and thought to yourself, “I could make an outfit out of that,” then do you kindly mind recommending me the name of a good bird cage store? I’ve been looking for quite some time now and haven’t found one.

Also, though, such thoughts could put you on the same sartorial level as say, Lady Gaga. Case in point — Chromat: “Structural experiments for the human body.”

At first glance the online shop for these structural garments really does elicit a raised eyebrow plus question mark/exclamation point combo. Then, after a bit of scrolling and clicking around you’ll soon find some things that aren’t just merely wearable, but covetable. Their bustier swimsuits, for example, are awesome. So is the black bell skirt that can surely be worn over something you already own.

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Finally, they have these awesome masks that are part whimsical, part dominatrix. I’m not sure when you’d need an outline-of-a-crown instead of an actual crown, but I may buy one now so I never have to find out. It’s all a bit daring for sure, but sometimes a girl wants to step outside the box and then have the option to wear it on her head.

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[Chromat – Structural Experiments for the Human Body]

  • Alex Poirier

    Whoa. This is awesome. I loved Peter Pilotto S/S 14 show partly because you could see the structuring in some of the full skirts the way they were higher in front. This is taking it to the next level. Amazing.

    • Alex Poirier

      It reminds me also of Calculus class meets Blade Runner.

  • Curvily NYC

    I love all of this. I also just bought a cage-shoulder dress on ASOS not 15 mins ago – not the same, obviously, but I am really feeling this aesthetic. Timely.