My latest Flickr find is designer Coty Splichal. Based in Florida, designing is both her profession, and her hobby.
This collection is inspired by Korean, Chinese, and gothic fashions. While being clearly Asian inspired, they remain a hybrid of both traditional "goth" and traditional Asian motiffes, rather than just recreating the gothic lolita or Harajuku styles.
The next two designs are some of my favorites. They combine wearability with art.
This one is an amazing mix of pinstripes, brocade, patchwork, and lace. The patchwork flowers seem to be growing right out of the brocade.
The next one is similar in style, but definitely the brighter piece of this collection.
The next piece serves as a transition from the contemporary elements of the previous two, to a more traditional style:
It's a gorgeous mix of what, I believe, is a hand-dyed gradient gauze and layers of tulle and fish-netting. And the black blossom detail is amazing!
This next one takes on a more traiditional Asian style, but remains equally mysterious.
The shrug is made of ripped gauze and trimmed with pinstriping. The skirt is a ghostly white-to-grey gauze, layered over shimmering white tulle and black and white pinstriping.