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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.  

SS13 Starla Is Shipwrecked

"Starla is Shipwrecked" showcases versatile knit pieces, inspired by Russian Orthodox sacred imagery and the deep sea, which can be mixed and layered to create a variety of looks for all occasions.  The collection explores the concept of humanity's ability to encompass seemingly opposing qualities- goodness and evil, beauty and ugliness, darkness and light-  and that capacity is what makes humanity sacred. 

The handmade collection integrates hand dyeing, custom embroidering, and a collaboration with Austin's Chaos Card Company who did glow-in-the-dark screen printed artwork on several pieces. 

This collection is made with two beautiful micro modal fabrics made from beech tree fibers. One is a lightweight 100% micro modal jersey, and the second is a 10% silk blend which creates an unbelievably soft and delicate, yet durable, semi-sheer knit.