To welcome our new advertiser Crisiswear we chatted with designer Flux about the cyberpunk meets steampunk label and his motto of, “future forward fashion.”
photographer : Brett Stoddart of TIDY Photography
fashion designer : Crisiswear
masks : Melita Curphy aka Miss Monster
makeup artist : Acid Grave, Lunariea & Brian James Dickie
hair stylist : Acid Grave, Lunariea & Brian James Dickie
models : Acid Grave, Lunariea & Brian James Dickie
Crisiswear offers custom made, handcrafted fashion that is double stitched to ensure longevity for active lifestyles. The apparel utilizes natural and ethically sourced materials to provide comfort and protection from the harsh elements of nature and urban environments alike. It’s a label that is geared for the outsiders, the misfits, and the forgotten. Crisiswear offers a new take on cutting edge, post apocalyptic survival style.
Designer Flux explains how Crisiswear began, saying it, “was born in the dead of winter in 2001. I created the label based on cataclysmic environmental events around the world. I wanted to create clothing that was not only unique and fashionable, but also very well made and functional. To withstand the tests of time.”
Flux is, “the sole designer of Crisiswear. We currently have a skeleton crew of two stitchers. We have a full time sticher, Micah Patton who is a machine. She has been with us for about three years now and I couldn’t ask for a better employee. Micah is my right hand and not only produces our cowl line, but is currently being taught how to make everything in our line. And we have a part time sticher, Kate Kiernan who is not only a designer herself for her knitwear company WULFKA , but comes in once a month and works about 40 hours in three days. She is a whole different kind of machine and mostly works on our knitwear and helps with our cowl line.”
For a brand that has been around for over 15 years they still know how to keep things fresh and current. Crisiswear’s newest design is, “our Rogue and Outlaw style cowls. They are our newest cowls and are designed to fit much better than our original Wasteland Cowl designs. Currently we are working on a new leather line called Vertebrae and also printed gear. We have also been involved in a bunch of projects this past year. We are currently doing some special gear for The Void. They are an immersive VR company in Utah. We are also sponsoring an upcoming industrial band called DKZERO. We are very excited for the future. In 2017 we coming out with a lot of new gear and hopefully will be vending at a lot more events this coming year.”
You can stay up to date on all things Crisiswear by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Shop their designs on Etsy and be on the look out for a brand new website coming soon. You can also find their gear at Five and Diamond in San Fransisco, Delicious Boutique in Philadelphia, Deadly Couture in Vancouver, and Bela Boutique in the UK.