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Austin, TX

Katastrophic is an independent fashion label in Austin, Texas produced by designer Melissa Taylor.  Shop Katastrophic's lookbooks for dreamy, minimalist shirts, dresses, jackets, and intimates.  


Inspired by early Soviet Constructivist architecture and a line from Emily Dickenson's poem, A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest, Katastrophic's RED DEER collection consists of 4 statement pieces designed to spill across seasonal lines and outlast short lived trends. 

Made from the finest quality and most environmentally friendly fabrics, including Texas grown organic cotton, micro modal from beech tree fibers, and faux fur made from organic cotton and hemp. All fabrics are hand dyed in colors inspired by the Soviet Union and post-USSR eastern Europe. Several pieces include original prints created with imagery of Soviet Constructivist architecture, leaping deer, and a Russian translation of the title line from Emily Dickenson's poem, A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest. 

All screen printed pieces are produced in collaboration with Austin's Chaos Card Company, who hand registers each print and uses water based inks. Each of these printed pieces glows in the dark.

Editorial photography by Katy Shayne Photography.