Pick of The Day: Sanctus Clothing

Pre-Autumnus XIII collection (Photographer: Katelizabeth Photography, Model: Klaudia Weselak)

Pre-Autumnus XIII collection (Photographer: Katelizabeth Photography, Model: Klaudia Weselak)

I’ve clocked a reasonable amount of Google hours searching for variations of ‘neo goth clothing,’ – you know the look. Asymmetry, black on textured black, the new Dark for a new age of dour despair. Once upon a time, the main showcase for this kind of style was fashion week. As with anything catwalk, it eventually filtered down to the masses, but there’s an obvious quality gap between couture and poorly constructed high street knockoffs.

Pre-Autumnus XIII collection lookbook  (Photographer: Katelizabeth Photography, Model: Klaudia Weselak)

Pre-Autumnus XIII collection lookbook (Photographer: Katelizabeth Photography, Model: Klaudia Weselak)

Luckily, we’re now blessed with a number of middle ground options, and one of these is Sanctus Clothing.

Sanctus Orbis Hoody

Sanctus Orbis Hoody

The label is Lucinda Sinclair’s sophomore brand, formed in the wake of her debut project Fawn & Faith. A number of staple pieces cater for the post-apocalyptic warrior, combining aesthetics with practicality. But there’s a stealth application of greys, white and neutrals too: perfect for the black-hearted amongst us who’d like to boldly try a taste of colour. So many mainstream brands have done the occult thing in the past couple of years, but Sanctus makes use of digital printing for a punky, fresh take on the trend.

Sanctus Orcus Skirt

Sanctus Orcus Skirt

Another highlight of Sanctus’ collections thus far, has been their versatility. Right now, there’s only one official menswear piece – the guys’ version of the Revenant hoody – but thanks to positive feedback, there’ll be more to come in the future. Regardless, much of Lucinda’s work benefits from an androgynous silhouette, increasing its appeal to all sexes.

Dystopia preview item:  Anathema silk top

Dystopia preview item: Anathema silk top

Perhaps the brand’s biggest draw, however, is its commitment to exclusivity. This sentiment isn’t reflected in the cost – Lucinda’s prices are outstandingly affordable – but in the ‘limited edition’ status of each garment. Every design is restricted to just 50 pieces, allowing the customer to own something relatively rare.

Dystopia is set for release in February.

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Words: Sam Handley

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