They may have 10 seasons under their belt, but this was the first time Qiaoran Huang and Josh Hupper held a formal presentation for their Babyghost collection. According to Hupper, the duo were inspired by Elizabeth Home, an 18th-century countess nicknamed “the queen of hell,” and her London home, which even today has the one of the city’s finest interiors. They also looked to hotel decor around the world.
The designers played with rug patterns and wallpaper motifs, but in a modern and streetwear-savvy way. An embroidered tapestry skirt was paired with a chunky cable-knit sweater, a lace gown was worn over a floral garden-print slip, and a camo-lacquered bomber jacket was paired with a silk chiffon skirt — a bit of grit meets glamour. One look was even inspired by the carpet from “The Shining,” its zippers dangling with keys, while other coats had the zipper hardware as well as pockets embroidered with hotel room numbers.