Occult Fashion Files: The Spiritual Dimensions of Lenny Niemeyer’s Summer 2018 collection

Lenny Niemeyer 2017In researching something-or-other last week, I fell down an incredible occult couture rabbit hole, and I wanted to share my findings with you in case you hadn’t already seen some of these mystical catwalk marvels from designer Lenny Niemeyer. The collection is from a few years back, São Paulo Fashion Week on August 29, 2017, to be accurate. But it was totally new to my eyes, and I was pretty thrilled to have serendipitously stumbled across these wondrous pieces!

Hilma af Klint, Group X, No. 2, Altarpiece, 1915, oil and metal leaf on canvas

Hilma af Klint, Group X, No. 2, Altarpiece, 1915, oil and metal leaf on canvas

Untitled, 1940, Emma Kunz

Untitled, 1940, Emma Kunz

The 2018 Summer collection was meant to be a “tribute to feminine strength,” according to the designer, and takes inspiration from Swedish artists Hilma Af Klint and Emma Kunz, visionary artists born in the late 19th century and pioneers of geometric abstractionism who arrived at their innovative artworks through “conscious collaboration with spirit.”

The artwork of both painters can be seen through their “remarkable elements such as lines, spheres, and triangles”, present in the collection’s tessellating geometric prints. Soft colors such as Sky Blue and Rose Morocco provide a mysterious counterpoint for the vibrant hues of Tomato Red and Lime Green. Additionally, fashion critics noted an “80’s revival” which “shows strength through low-cut swimsuits and draped garments.” Complimenting the mystical mood are accessories showcasing different stones and sacred shapes, perhaps recalling the phases or the platonic solids, providing even more esoteric personality to the season’s pieces.

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2 Comments on Occult Fashion Files: The Spiritual Dimensions of Lenny Niemeyer’s Summer 2018 collection

  1. Liz T
    May 7, 2020 at 8:39 pm (2 weeks ago)

    That cascading mustard moment- stop my heart. The perfect thing to wear at a posh pool party with no intention of swimming.

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    • S. Elizabeth
      May 7, 2020 at 8:57 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Absolutely! Draw down the moon or channel your spirit guide while wearing that, or GTFO!

      Reply

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