Early Black Chandelier Prints
As soon as Black Chandelier began in Los Angeles, screen prints were at the heart of every collection. Most of these prints were originally printed with water-based ink in my living room. I would have to clean the ink out of the screen every 3rd print to keep the screens from clogging. When Black Chandelier relocated to Salt Lake City, all of the screens went with it. The Los AAngeles screens would be very important to the merchandise of the Salt Lake City Black Chandelier
Very Victorianate design direction. Creating cut-and sew t-shirts and sew garments that are focused on screen prints was a unique concept for the Los Angeles market at the time.
Taking it's name from a Rasputina song, this collection was completely devoted to complex and highly evolved screen print processes. Some of the prints would have 7 passes, with three flash dries, two color flocking and glitter. This collection also marked the first use of engineered screen prints for specific garment areas. Still frilly and light, the design direction was starting to lighten up...even though the bats and caves permeat the group, they are pink like King Ludwig the II grottos.
The screen prints of this group were focused on Lari Pittman style screen prints and artwork. Some very classical realistic looking imagery crossed with some very fanciful ornamental frill. This collection was never produced, as it marked the end of my time working with the backer.