September 15, 2007 London
In his hands, the tailcoat in which a bare-chested metal frontman might once have pranced was de- and reconstructed: shown sleeveless with squared-off tails in black Lurex cotton over a white silk cummerbund/waistcoat, or hybridized with a biker jacket, again with squared-off tails, in herringbone. The fan base for Lynn's trousers will surely grow with the new cross-pleating effect he came up with, adding a hint of volume to his attenuated silhouette. The trenches he showed in glazed silk were also a new dimension for him, like a collision of Old Hollywood and goth. In the same way, Lynn's loosely crocheted knits were a cross between Art Deco and punk. The attraction of opposites might be his fashion manifesto: Backstage, he talked about "making men sexy and women sexy in the same thing." Front-row fans Marc Almond and Courtney Love would surely be an interesting duo of guinea pigs for this project.