(AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — The Blonds, a shock rock design team, finished New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night with hot vampires, ornate corsets, and writhing dancers whipping their long ponytails down the catwalk.
Phillipe and David Blond, partners in life and in their artistic profession, were ecstatic to be back for their second pandemic-era physical play following a cabaret-style show in September. They brought out jogging togs, tight tops, and party dresses with a hint of glitter on a printed fabric based on their silver spike and studded corset worn by Katy Perry and Rihanna in the past, paired to strong rhythms.
One of their hallmark pieces is the corset. The two told The Associated Press backstage before the event that a model wore a fresh generation of the outfit in honour to their history.
But let’s return to the dancers. Parris Goebel, a choreographer and dancer, was invited to walk the runway in black leather leggings and a matching corset. The ponytailed three snaked across the floor and strutted for the audience, which included Adam Lambert and Cardi B’s sister, influencer Hennessy Carolina, who sat in the front row.
In case anyone was wondering who pays the bills, Goebel & Co. brought out newfangled Razr phones as a nod to show sponsor Motorola. They quickly placed a few pieces from their spike print up for sale in the “see now, buy now” manner (at Theblondsny.com ).
According to David, the creative director, the Blonds, who met 22 years ago at the iconic nightclub The Roxy and have been together ever since, went “macabre, goth, and vamp” to close fashion week. The superhero horror franchise “Blade,” “Vamp,” “The Matrix,” and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” were among the films that influenced them.
David stated, “We kind of embrace all that digital vampirism.” The true concept is “vampires meets the Matrix,” according to Phillipe, the designer.
“In a nutshell, that’s wonderful,” David agreed.
An over-the-thigh heeled boot with gold platforms is a favourite of these vamps and vamps-adjacent. Three of them strolled around covered in tulle, one of whom was all crimson from head to toe.
Phillipe debuted in a catsuit with studded ornamentation, miniature silver head horns, and a cloak fit for a modern-day bloodsucker. Then there was a male model dressed in small spike underwear, a cross over his naked breast, and a long red-lined shining cloak.
“It’s a little darker, I think.” “It’s usually a bit brighter, a little more, I don’t know, fluffier,” Phillipe remarked of their new merchandise.
Where are all these vampires and their companions going?
“I’m out,” David stated. “Yes, we’re leaving.”