interview by : Jessica Jewell
photographer : Liz Besanson
makeup artist : Deidre Grant
hair stylist : Mackenzie Hughes
models : Anastasia Eremenko, Veronica Dawn, and Morghan Dever
Autumn Kietponglert’s evocative designs combine darkness, texture, lines, and movement. Based out of Philadelphia, she’s part of a collective of designers forging a new fashion scene. She’s the creative director of the Heartless Revival brand and the designer of Autumnlin Atelier. Zipping down runways and gracing the pages of editorials, her creations are awe-inspiring. Her work has been showcased at New York’s Fashion Week and has earned international rapport turning heads with her international publicity.
Heartless Revival’s aesthetic is edgy, dark Tokyo street attitude colliding with refined, aristocratic Victorian fashions. Her most recent collection, “Sacred and Profane” maintains a brooding look while still integrating lighter materials and more understated, softer colors. They’re ethereal and carry the models down the catwalk with a mesmerizing grace and fluidity.
What’s the buzz all about? Where East meets West, where nightmares meet dreams, her designs are as unique as they are enviable. Auxiliary had the privilege of getting a minute of Autumn’s time to pick the brain of a prodigal creative.
read the full interview in the April/May 2012 Issue