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Brian De Carvalho uses themes from the 18th century with modern-day queer issues to explore contextually macabre topics and brings them to light. Carvalho uses moments in history such as the Ripper murders and moments in his personal life and transforms his designs into theatrical pieces that rise above all the despair and turmoil.


He uses his garments as a means of escape pouring pain into every stitch, each piece becoming a page of a biographical journey. Garments are often “damaged” in some way whether it be covered in blood stains or completely set alight and salvaged from a fire, each piece needs to go through a struggle or overcome despair to be considered complete.

“Life is about being theatrical and being too much, otherwise… what’s the point?” - Brian De Carvalho 

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