Photography: Charles Ludeke
After revisiting Fischerspooner’s 2001 electro-punk track, “Megacolon,” Brooklyn-based BCALLA became inspired to create an exclusive range of original, hand-embellished t-shits “for when you have fashion diarrhea.” The reconstructed tees fall in line with the queer designer’s campy, larger-than-life aesthetic, also highlighting his made-to-order business—something loyally called upon by nightlife drag queens and radio-charting pop stars alike.
With this “excessively fun” lineup, BCALLA dressed NYC club personalities Sussi, Jordan Stawecki and Aquaria, appropriately shooting them together wearing his t-shits in a grimy graffiti-covered Brooklyn bathroom.
One piece looks a revenge-seeking panda with deranged, nightmarish eyes is attached to Stawecki’s body like a second skin; another features a green-skinned monster with legs extending beyond the tee and the phrase, “It’s Alive,” stamped across the front; The last stars Sesame Street’s Big Bird decked out in jewels, which Sussi styled with a sophisticated Corona Extra panty.
Subtlety is not BCALLA’s strength—thank God.