Welcome to the latest installment of Coffin Couture! Grab your jetpack and your old Moon Shoes because in this month’s column we’re going to take a look at some far-out fashion from Barcelona couture designer Boyd Bayton, (the creator behind Divamp Couture), and Berlin-based designer, Lena Quist.
First up, let’s talk about the futuristic designs of Divamp. Designer Boyd Bayton has been perfecting his costuming skills for over 20 years. Bayton’s father was a sculptor and artist, so it didn’t take Bayton long before he found his own creative groove with sewing. Although Bayton says he’s inspired by the Art Nouveau movement as well as designers like Therry Muggler and John Paul Gaultier, Bayton says his true muse is nature. His stunning Cyborg armor (above) may look like they could carry you into battle, however, the intimidating design is made from lightweight mirrored PVC. But seriously, can we talk about Boyd’s sick mohawk headpiece? Yes we can.
If I don’t see an extra sporting Bayton’s Spartan Warrior headpiece in the Mad Max reboot, I’m going to be very disappointed. The mohawk piece can be placed according to your own specifications but I can’t imagine it looking any better than it does in it’s natural Wendy O. Williams state. Thanks to Bayton’s use of lightweight materials, you won’t need a neck brace to help keep your head steady. More of Bayton’s bright-looking future designs follow.
Plague Doctor mask. $275.
Alien/Cyborg mask. $995.
Headed to Barcelona? You can see Bayton’s creations in person at his brick and mortar store right in the heart of the city.
Next up we have the fashion forward designs of Sweden-born and Berlin-based designer Lena Quist. Quist is a huge fan of using spandex and holographic textiles in her designs. One of my favorites is this shiny black and gunmetal metallic spandex “lightning bolt” bodysuit which Quist will custom make for you. Yes, YOU. Or the 1973 version of David Bowie if that’s more of who you feel like today.
Quist boasts a diploma in historical corset sewing (who knew there was such a thing), and started her design company Lena Quist Designs back in 2006. Getting ready to hit the red beaches of Mars this summer? I can’t think of anything more perfect to not catch a tan in than Quist’s “robot” swimsuit (above). A few more of Quist’s girl-meets-space-man designs follow.
Holographic bolero jacket. $575.
Quist’s designs are not for the shy types, that’s for sure. And before George Lucas gets hip to the sexed-up version of his beloved Stormtroopers (and if you’ve got a spare grand or so tucked away in your couch cushions),why not become the coolest nerd on the planet by sporting a pair of Quist’s “Stormtrooper” leggings. The top will run you an extra $450. So set your phasers to stunning, the future of fashion is happening now.