ODD. Spring 2014: Gender-agnostic wardrobe for the modern goth

ODD. designers Judson Harmon and Jordan Klein have created a strong wardrobe for the modern goth who favors clean lines and jagged edges, and isn’t afraid of raiding the closets of the opposite sex.

The Lower East Side boutique of the same name showed a Spring/Summer 2014 presentation of 28 looks for their men’s and women’s in-house line, staying true to the store’s avant-garde aesthetic.  With asymmetrical hems on dresses and tops for women and drop-crotch shorts for men, the small collection fits in perfectly at the store, which stocks other brands such as Gareth Pugh and Korean label Parkchoonmoo.

Titled “Mechanical Breath,” Harmon and Klein drew their inspiration from how “society has grown to eat, sleep and breathe technology.”  As they observed in their show notes, “We crave everything new and constant, and it is eating away at actual social interaction.”  This sense of isolation is reflected in the line’s bleak colors of black and bone, as well as a fractured gray and white print appropriately named “Structural Decay.”

Each of the looks had both a certain structure and flow, owing to the cutting of the pieces combined with the linen, leather and modal used throughout.  One women’s look paired a white linen asymmetric skirt with a similarly asymmetric white long-sleeve top made of suede and modal.  For men, the bone-colored Japanese cotton diagonal zip blazer and shorts suit, worn with a white modal diagonal seam t-shirt underneath, stood out.

Photos: ODD. Spring 2014 – New York Fashion Week
all photos by Angela K. Hom / Meniscus Magazine