is a transgressive haute couture collection of statement pieces questioning the usage of beautified violent content in pop culture by parodically celebrating it.
Exploded Interiors Cocktail Dress
DESCRIPTION /// This turtle neck cocktail dress is made by over 10 metres of a rare acid yellow shade of pure silk satin. Its unusual silhouette is created by deep creases hand-moulded using KRAKEN's signature fabric sculpturing techniques. The dress opens at the back thanks to a fine zip concealed between the folds and features a medium slit on the back of the skirt to facilitate movement. The short sleeve caps are cut in the softest silk velvet in matching colour and accentuated by square-shaped tailor pads. The slim flaming red satin turtle neck panel extends beyond the nape until joining a pair of red crushed velvet French cuffs. This model comes with two gorgeous golden cufflinks and it is lined in a beautiful red wine satiny textile. AVAILABILITY /// UK size 8 - 10 (IN STOCK) ; Other sizes can be made to order. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ; PRICE /// £350
Black PVC Puddle RainCoat
DESCRIPTION /// A glossy black PVC Raincoat featuring a totally flat back blood puddle-shaped panel which extends beyond the shoulders. The top front part of the bodice is artfully covered in KRAKEN's signature hand-moulded volumes from which grow out two asymmetrical sleeves. This truly unique piece is meant to be worn open till the waist and it is zipped up only for a small section in order to leave plenty of space for a wide slit. The collar is detachable and can be adjusted and styled in different ways - if looking for inspiration check out our EDITORIAL page to see how professional stylist worked with it. To conclude, the hip areas is built over a beautifully taffeta lined crinoline structure. AVAILABILITY /// UK size 8 - 10 (IN STOCK) ; Other sizes can be made to order. Contact us at: email@example.com ; PRICE /// £450
Drowned Corpse Crinoline Trousers
DESCRIPTION /// A wide and round-hipped pair of 100% pure Italian brushed wool trousers built on a beautifully designed cage-like rigilene understructure. The back of the garment stands completely flat and it features 4 pockets in total, 2 silk jersey welt on the front, 2 double-jet one at the back closed by small black diamond-shaped vintage buttons.Both hems are cuffed with a metallic looking lined fabric in slightly darker shade and lined inside by a shot silk taffeta.Belt loop are optional but recommended.AVAILABILITY /// UK size 8 - 10 (IN STOCK) ; Other sizes can be made to order. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ; PRICE /// £350
Rotten Evening Gown
DESCRIPTION /// A luxurious and decadently extravagant design made of several metres of carefully hand-sculptured KRAKEN signature volumes in a novelty type of pink metallic waterproof ripstop. Sleeves are designed to differ in both volume and length. One should was panelled in black silk lurex, to break the weight of such an important piece. The back of the gown is closed only at the nape by 3 sets of hooks, while the remaining length is left free. The inner lining is in a satiny black textile.The piece itself is said to be extremely comfortable to wear and versatile - if looking for inspiration, go back to the main menu and check out out EDITORIAL page to see how professional stylist have used it. AVAILABILITY /// UK size 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 20 - 22 (IN STOCK) ; Other sizes can be made to order. Contact us at: email@example.com ; PRICE /// £450
Strangulation Shirt & skirt Outfit
DESCRIPTION /// This distressed Collar Shirt is made of a pure deep purple silk organza. One shoulder and the collar are gently hand-creased while the back opens in a slanted buttoning. All buttons are original Vintage treasures made out of an elegant black glass and diamond-shaped. The cuffs are cut in a contrasting red taffeta and closed by a pair of round silver and black stone cuff-links. The Pencil Skirt feature a high side slit. This garment is made with a combination of both crushed and smooth 100% silk velvets varieties, one panel of which it extends upwards over the shoulder and around the neck in a scarf-like manner. The inner lining is in black satin.AVAILABILITY /// UK size 10 - 12 (IN STOCK) ; Other sizes can be made to order. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ; PRICE /// £250 for the whole outfit. £180 for the skirt only. £70 for the shirt only.
SHEER ROPES CAMISOLE & SLIM-fit DROWNED TROUSERS
DESCRIPTION /// This sexy camisole is made of an extra light novelty 4 layer silk chiffon in orange, gold, pink and red. The loose overlapping of the layers creates a beautiful fluid effect which gently veals and reveals the wearer’s skin. All hems are finished by a thin bright green silk satin binding, some of which extend beyond the neck to allow for several styling twists, for both the neck and the waist. Coming from similar inspirations as the Drowned Corpse Crinoline Trousers, the Slim-fit Drowned Trousers are its wearable sibling. The textile used is a sensuous pcv coated linen which combines the “cracking” quality of linen and the varnished look of plastic. The upper area is kept in place by a light boning cage lined in green grosgrain ribbons and it opens at the back. Each leg also features a subtle green thread topstitching. AVAILABILITY /// TOP: UK size 8 - 10 - 12 (IN STOCK) ; BOTTOM: UK size 8 - 10 (IN STOCK) Other sizes can be made to order. Contact us at: email@example.com ; PRICE /// £130 for the whole outfit. £50 for the camisole only. £80 for the trousers only.
Suffocation Bow Top
DESCRIPTION /// This design is made of a vibrant green, double silk satin and features a slated front opening, black glass diamond-shaped vintage buttons, unopened orange thread button holes, a bright orange pvc jet pocket and an oversized neck bow. The bow neck was hand-moulded using KRAKEN signature couture technique and a small section of it was foiled with"cracking" black pattern, another KRAKEN favourite. The inside of this sleeveless top is lined in orange satin. The garment is thought to be worn open all the way till the slim waistband, which offers 3 button position to fit multiple sizes. AVAILABILITY /// TOP: UK size 8 - 10 (IN STOCK) ; Other sizes can be made to order. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ; PRICE /// £150
behind the curtain: the krakenwoman
KRAKEN is a high-end fashion brand, bespoke atelier and costume studio located in the very heart of London and directed by Italian designer Caterina Schmitt. Following her training in haute couture and a fashion design bachelor degree at UAL, Caterina self-taught herself the craft of latex wear and created a her own concept studio to embrace her uniquely heterogeneous background.
Driven by an adventurous spirit, today she excels in creating eccentric pieces for the fashion, music and stage industries as well as working on a one-off basis with a wide array of private clients. KRAKEN is proud to dress who wishes to present as female as well as those who are quite happy to stay in the middle. Our clothing conveys an exuberant yet classy sensuality in vibrant technicolour and stands confidently out of the crowd as only a true original can. In creating works that combine couture craftsmanship, timeless cool & irreverent ideas, the Krakenwoman is here to explore and challenge the world in a totally new key.