Qiaoran Huang and Joshua Hupper, the design duo behind Babyghost, presented a hauntingly romantic spring collection. They were inspired by a Halston documentary, a poem about death from the 1940s and classic American retail chains such as Gap and J. Crew — an odd combination to say the least.

 

So how did they weave together these disparate elements? For starters, the ode to Halston was immediately apparent in the fabrics, which included jersey burnout and touches of gold on dresses and skirts. The classic American retail chains translated to oversize tees, a cropped trench and chunky cardigans. And the death poem? Lines from it were printed throughout the collection on everything from T-shirts to a maxiskirt. A bit creepy, yes, but the poem states that death is a friend — giving a dark, twisted romance to the collection.

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