R13 FALL 2022 RTW COLLECTION
R13 proposed weird and challenging silhouettes for Fall with a gothic twist.
February 14, 2022
Inspired by a gothic, witchy spirit, Chris Leba creates the R13 Fall 2022 RTW collection with a duality of sweet and sacred styles.
The Creative Director has pulled the back collars of jackets and shirts up into hoods. The conical headgear is not just a styling trick—ballooning pleats are added to the back of each garment to make it modular, able to transform from a regular top to something closer to a habit. They’re spooky and strangely cool—something you might see kids on TikTok trying out.
Leba got here by reminiscing about his Limelight days: The New York club was famously lit by a church’s stained glass windows. When he really digs in, he’s able to produce singular garments that inhabit a space between hype and haunting. “We have this ability to do all this, and we were not showing people that we can actually do all these structural, interesting things,” he said.