Fashion

Chris Habana Channels Anime & Bondage in ‘Oldboy’-Inspired F/W Campaign

Fashion

Chris Habana Channels Anime & Bondage in ‘Oldboy’-Inspired F/W Campaign

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Photography: Dom Smith

Styling: Kurt Johnson

Hair: Gonn Kinoshita

Makeup: Ryan Burke

Assistants: Edmond Asante, Haewon & Kareem

Models: Ylang, Mistress Aleta, Liang, Paul, James & Sylvan

If fashion month taught us anything, it’s that accessories are trending two ways: minimal like Colovo and retro like Coach. Chris Habana—whose punk futurist-inspired jewelry has appeared in films like Ghost in the Shell and on the bodies of Rihanna and Madonna (not to mention like, all of our features)—could care less. Instead, the New York-based designer is making his own rules with a highly adorned F/W ‘17 collection and a neo-noir campaign that marries the intense cinematic influence of Suicide Club and Oldboy with the the dark sexuality of Nobuyoshi Araki. With “Fight Club,” Habana imagines a post-apocalyptic underworld where a rockabilly, madame, concubine, kingpin, and schoolgirl assassin come to life. Styled by King Kong fashion editor (and BULLETT favorite), Kurt Johnson, and photographed by Dom Smith in Chinatown, the all-Asian campaign is sensual yet gritty—an exciting departure from the often sterile feel of NYFW.

View the images, above.