My inspiration for this collection came from the dark past of circus sideshows, freak shows, and human oddities. I wanted to capture the seedy and twisted feeling of old sideshow performances by using vibrant, unconventional color combinations with high contrast. I developed many design details from the "abnormalities" or unusual features of the sideshow oddities. I used mirroring and asymmetry to allude to images of conjoined twins and multiple (or missing) limbs. The silhouette is meant to have a vintage feel; high-waisted knickers and sweetheart necklines are reminiscent of horseback ballerinas and tightrope walkers. Latex ruffles and fully-fashioned stockings help carry that through. These pieces are playful and daring for the bedroom, or the centerpiece of an outfit for a wild night out.