Madness Offers Up More of Its Indonesian Insanity With Their SS '09 Lookbook

Last year, we were the first in the States to bring you news of Madness, the duo from Jakarta who's traditional Indonesian, feather-and-ribbon-wrapped necklaces were a true and rare find. We'd never seen anything quite like their work (outside of National Geographic documentaries). Now the Madness project has taken their distinctively tribal work and added a goth twist along with pursues, shoes, leggings, and dresses. Again, ribbons and plumage are there for the having but—as the Marilyn-Manson-styled lookbook shows—adding a bit of Victoriana to the mix as well. Parrots, Javanese shadow puppets, and Robert Smith—it's madness that they could get away with it—but they do.


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