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Lookbook: Kathryn Beker ‘Vargtimmen’ 2013

Watch out; things are about to get a little bit eerie around here…

Kathryn Beker makes a welcome return with her limited edition ready-to-wear 2013 collection which she has dubbed ‘Vargtimmen’. The translation from Swedish is ‘hour of the wolf’, apparently that delicate time between night and dawn when most people die and when (thankfully mythical) demons are at their most potent. It’s also the title of lauded director Ingmar Bergman’s only horror film from which Kathryn drew abstract inspiration for a “glam gothic” feel. When it came to texture and palette, the designer also looked to German photographer Jitka Hanzlova; “haunting photographs of rural landscapes…covered my studio walls”. Peacock feathers, spikes and the utilisation of real human hair contribute to the odd-yet-luxurious atmosphere of the designs.

Yes, I would wear Kathryn’s pieces fashioned from hair. Would you dare?

Kathryn Beker Vargtimmen

A vintage movie poster from Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf

Kathryn Beker Vargtimmen

An example of photographer Jitka Hanzlova's work

Kathryn Beker Vargtimmen

Photographer – Amie Milne
Assistant – James Morgan
Stylist – Sophie Barker @ Miss Bossy Boots
Hair & Make Up Artist – Tanya Guccione
Models – Georgia H & Holly Jane @ Vivien’s

See more of Kathryn Beker’s wonderful designs by clicking here.

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