Luka Kelly is a Toronto-based crafter, metalhead and maker-lady extraordinaire who just also happens to be an old high school friend. She runs an Etsy shop, Hellhound Fashion, where she sells kitschy comic-book inspired acessories, runs a Tumblr and is just really pretty and talented in general and has the most epic blue hair ever.
Luka was kind enough to let me into her house to document her wildly kitschy living space. The entire place is covered in posters of metal bands, cartoon characters and illicit street signs. She is obsessed with Spiderman, Darth Vader and just about everything sci-fi you can imagine. Every inch of the space is just covered in an expression of her own personality, which is young at heart.
She just graduated from the Fashion Arts program at Seneca College, where she designed a capsule collection based on her interest in sci-fi and video games. It’s a bit like Doctor Who meets Final Fantasy meets a punk rock nebulae. The garments are really structured and tailored, but are made out of vinyl and spikes so it's business, badass and faerie all rolled into one.
It all looks like stuff I would imagine tall, pointy-eared elves wearing if all of a sudden they appeared on Earth. Here she is modelling a few items from the collection that she designed and sewed all by herself.
Thanks for being bomb-ass, Luka!