February 9, 2008
Just last week I made my monthly excursion to the cinema, our cinema complete with becomingly sticky floor, outrageously overpriced popcorn and tatty seats, it was, as I had left it, only worse now. But I didn’t mind particularly as the film started promptly once I had bum on seat, as it were.
And what a film it was. “Sweeney Todd” is definitely old hat for a lot of you considering varying release dates but I just couldn’t ignore the opportunity to plug Burton’s masterful eye and the marvellous produce of his insatiable hunger for visual beauty. I’m not donning film critic boots here but am more concerned with the Gothic costume we all know and love which was so astoundingly enrapturing in Burton’s interpretation of the hit musical. Although I fear Costume Designer Colleen Atwood‘s somewhat too stage-y creations are approaching over-exposure in Burton’s continuous string of dark and quirk-fest offerings I could appreciate those featured in Todd.

Having considered the below, who couldn’t?

4b53d sweeneytodd

Gothicism is a notable trait of Burton’s, however, it’s not familiar territory for menswear designer Robert Geller who’s FW 08 09 collection proved he too could meddle in the dark arts. And meddle he did, quite well, might I add. What was predominantly macabre militarism was shot through with dandyism of the undead variety and some bikers akin to bats out of hell. Maybe I was too liberal with the hyperbole there, it wasn’t quite that extravagant but still there was a distinct tinge of gloom. The sole respite was the infrequent appearance of some sickly shade of “sulphur” which, frankly, I could have done without.

3f49b robertgeller1

0555b robertgeller2

9e158 robertgeller3

d61cf robergeller3

Still, hats off to the Goffs.

Images from Men’s Style and Variety.com

  • susie_bubble February 10, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    What a phrase you have coined…! Gofficism… more of that in womenswear please… thus far, it seems to be 80’s overcoats…

  • WendyB February 11, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Good comparison of fashion to Sweeny!

  • Thomas February 11, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Probably helps that Johnny Depp looks exactly like Johnny Depp…

  • riz February 12, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Now i HAVE to see the film – Hey it got really dark here all of a sudden =) I really like the new header!! (But that’s just me!)So excited for London; New York was somewhat dismal…

  • Prêt-à-Porter P February 16, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    the costumes in sweeny todd were incredible.

  • TenderGirl February 19, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Lovely!!the coats are magic!!