Book design in collaboration with fashion designer Kilian Mercadié
Clawing their way towards survival, four female archetypes from the fictional universes of horror cinema and gaming are represented through the Seeing Red series of wounded garments. The costume becomes a vessel of storytelling where scratches, slashes and stains emerge as the narrative progresses. Upcycled secondhand clothing is further altered using techniques of embroidery, sublimation print, and dye-baths to portray the characters’ unsparing journeys to defend themselves. The treatment of fabric follows an evolution from least to most bloodied: Fighter Girl, Player One, The Bride, Final Girl. Inspired by characters such as Kill Bill’s O-Ren Ishii, Silent Hill’s Heather Mason, Carrietta White of Carrie, and Sydney Prescott in Scream, the four looks of Seeing Red are designed to commemorate these lethal heroines.
A5 book that comes in four different fabric-wrapped hardcovers inspired by each garment.
A3 poster inserts of each "look".