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top 5 evil sorceresses of spring/summer 14

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and catwalk bubble. Grab your lizard’s leg and blind-worm’s sting because this season is all about sorcery. From Gareth Pugh’s modern take on Maleficent to Giles’ Bat Queen, designers have been opening their spell-books and channeling all things Wicca. Here are our Top 5 evil sorceresses... they’re the baddest around.

Text Tish Weinstock
Photography Mitchell Sams

  • 5. COMME des GARÇONS.

    Waves of stiffened organza held together with padded velvet and worn over an intricate harness, Rei Kawakubo channels an evil Steampunk fairy from a land far, far away, for Commes des Garcon’s latest collection.


    COMME des GARÇONS spring/summer 14

  • 4. Gareth Pugh

    Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog; Gareth Pugh creates dark magic on the catwalk, his leather jacket with its stiff collar and wing-like sleeves, worn over a leather bodice and flowing fishtail train. If Maleficent were a real person, she’d look a lot like this.

    Gareth Pugh spring/summer 14

  • 3. GILES

    Who needs a broomstick when you have a dress made from hundreds of silk bats and a resplendent bat crown? Queen of the midnight sky, the evil Giles sorceress flew down the catwalk in a flash of fluttering wings.


    GILES spring/summer 14

  • 2. Vivienne Westwood

    Straight from Salem and onto the catwalk, Vivienne Westwood envisions centuries of sorcery through her pirate tinted, punk filled glasses. A mix of a-symmetrical cuts, lots of layering, and flowing forms, witches have never looked more wicked.


    Vivienne Westwood spring/summer 14

  • 1. Louis Vuitton

    The Louis Vuitton sorceress lives in a land covered in black grass, ebony fountains, and an onyx carousel. When the great Louis Vuitton clock chimed this September, she descended from her magic tower in ritualistic fashion. She harnesses her powers through her Ostrich plume crown, jet-black beads, and feathered shoulders.


    Louis Vuitton spring/summer 14