John Varvatos AW14

KISS-inspired dark rock princes in reworked tuxedos, top hats and leather leggings

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Initial reaction:

Dark rock princes led by KISS kings: Varvatos has been working with the band on his new campaign, and they inspired the AW14 collection.

The KISS appeal:

Metallic crocodile skin-look jackets, top hats, leather leggings, rock and roll chains hanging from waistbands and looping round legs – like a dark gentleman’s pocket watch – and a nightmare cape with leather shoulder spikes. Some models wore KISS make up. Reworked tuxedos in glittery finishes, spidery prints and angelic white were subtler looks.

Atmosphere:

The audience buzzed with KISS rumours, titillated further by the dark setting: a medieval castle backdrop with stone walls, iron chandeliers and candles everywhere.

Quote of the show:

"For me, it is the idea of the superhero, a man in disguise with incredible powers, that makes the KISS myth so enduring and appealing, and it's exactly that mindset that I wanted to explore, adding a dash of fantasy to my work while keeping tailored finesse and elegance high on the agenda." John Varvatos

Viral moment:

As Rock & Roll All Nite by KISS announced the finale, KISS joined Varvatos for his bow. MEGA. Show goers were singing as they walked out.

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KISS backstage at John Varvatos Shot by Paolo Simi
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