Primitive becomes modern in the new collection from Hvnter Gvther. The independent Chicago brand, run by designer/artist/metalworker Laura Prieto-Velasco, is renown for its incredible handmade jewelry and accessories which transform precious (and non-precious) metals into wearable works of art. Since its inception in 2012, the brand has expanded beyond jewelry into accessories, objects for the home and now garments. While always evolving the brand’s focus, Hvnter Gvtherer maintains an ethos of pairing ancient technologies with contemporary minimalism.
Enter Iron Age: the latest offering from the brand and perhaps the most complete presentation of the work to date. The collection sees garments which defy proportion, category or gender and brilliantly channels the mood and feel of its namesake epoch. Long, elegant pieces meet abstract, deconstructed works which spellbind both the wearer and watcher. Accessories and jewelry are also a prominent element and fit in perfectly with the attitude of the clothes.
In addition to these striking images, Hvnter Gvther has also released an audible narrative titled Iron Age - The Origins (written and read by Leslie Gray), which represents the collection and its powerful statement. Listen:
We’ve loved watching the evolution of Hvnter Gvther and Iron Age is a spectacular step in a bold new direction for the brand. For more information and webshop visit: http://hvntergvtherer.com/iron-age
Photography by Dawn Howard (@creature_five_fingered)
Modeled by Benjamin Morino (@girlboifriend)
Iron Age - The Origins (Audio)
Written and Read by Leslie Gray as Leanna
Bryan Christian Dahl as The Man
Sound/editing by Jeff Milam aka MT Coast
Recorded at HDDNVLLY STUDIOS in Chicago, IL
Created in collaboration with Laura Prieto-Velasco for HVNTER GVTHERER'S IRON AGE COLLECTION
Lookbook Collage Artwork + Design created by Eileen Tjan (@ileensan) of Other Studio (@_otherstudio). Words by Leslie Gray. photography by Mateo Stephens / @fotodemateo"
*Behind the scenes photos (below) by Joe Naranjo on 35 mm