The brand new assortment is definitely a return to kind. Monsegue started her clothes profession designing and enhancing items, however broadened her medium when she wished to discover extra. “It felt like the identical types of trend or simply individuals placing a graphic within the center,” she says. “I shifted from that.” Hailing from Houston, she was surrounded by the storied airbrushing tradition within the metropolis from a younger age. “There are old fashioned airbrush flea market stands, and that’s the place I obtained my inspiration after I first began.” It’s additionally a household custom: Her father and grandfather airbrush vehicles as properly.
Monsegue’s first piece of clothes she made was an unairbrushed, patchwork long-sleeved T-shirt that she created from completely different automobile race tees. Continually working and transforming her clothes, she’s at all times had a punk sensibility. She now describes her model as “circus fantasy.” Her first try at airbrushing was again in 2018, when she tried to make Halloween shirts for pals. It didn’t go fairly as deliberate. “It was fully irritating to work the machine,” she says. “But it surely intrigued me to maintain working.” Presently, Monsegue thinks of her clothes as a canvas with no boundaries, airbrushing no matter is in her thoughts.
Her creations usually have an attractive spookiness to them—a theme that she culls from horror motion pictures. For the Los Angeles-based label No Sesso, she created a shirt costume boasting a sheer skirt with a demonic dragon airbrushed on the entrance, in addition to a ’70s-style jacket with a fur trim and lining dotted with spiky stars that nearly resemble cobwebs. A big, eerie cranium takes up all the entrance of an in any other case traditional button-up.
Sometimes, Monsegue pulls inspiration from horror motion pictures and the late 18th-century Spanish artist Francisco Goya, whose personal work had a supernatural-nightmare tinge (See: “Saturn Devouring His Son”). “He was at all times utilizing replications of the warfare of that point in Spain,” she says. Monsegue additionally cites Jean Paul Gaultier, somebody who typically would infuse layered graphics into his designs, as an inspiration. “There’s a manner that he would use darker imagery, however on a classy costume,” she says.
Every bit Monsegue makes sells out, and every is one-of-a-kind and specialised. “It goes so quick,” she says. “I’d love to do extra on a bigger scale.” So perhaps that rarity received’t at all times be the case.