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Sumo Studios Gallery
studios gallery added 09/2008
Check out the latest photoshoot by sumo studios! Shot on location
entirely in Wolf's kitchen, featuring items from their latest fashion
Angle gallery added 08/2008
Check out the photoshoot by Switchblade Angel. Wolf Clothing provided
the gear. Switchblade
launch party and exhibition 02/08
Clothing and Sumo Studios present a photographic vision of dark fashion
@ Subterania, lower main rd observatory on Saturday 16 February 2008
from 8 - 10pm
PARTY @ GOTHAM
of Wolf Clothing website by Sumo Studios 01/08
after 2 months of hard work and fun, we have arrived on the world
wide web. A proudly South African gothic clothing website featuring
the dark fashion world of Wolf Clothing.
special thanks to all the models for helping this project become a
reality, John + Alison + Relic + Sharon + Wendy + Imogen
enthusiastic contribution and endless patience has been inspiring.
to the official site of Wolf Clothing!
Clothing are now operating directly from their home studio by appointment
only, please contact us for more information.
Wolf Clothing is available exclusively at Alternative Design, Long Street,
story so far...
Clothing is a South African gothic fashion label for an exclusive range
of custom made clothing and accessories. Specializing in corsetry and
gothic couture. Currently based in Observatory, Cape Town, Wolf Clothing
has been serving the Capetonian Gothic Community as well as others further
afield for the last decade (including stranger types... art directors,
matriculants' and brides).
Wolf Clothing formed near the end of the last century. The creative
brainchild of Mark and Helna, they began working on a commission basis.
They then opened a stall on Cape Town's Green Market Square in partnership
with Angelique and her own gothic design label, 'Nightshade'.
Nightshade left for London. Wolf Clothing remained and endured
the cold winters on the open market, narrow minded tourists, and several
cross country road trips to central Gauteng to trade. Their customer
base grew and the fame of the label spread.
In 2005 Wolf Clothing began trading at 'The One Ring' (a nightclub
after sunset) in Observatory, Cape Town. Off the market at last!
That same year, the designer duo moved again... This time into their
first real shop, (shared with Subterania Music owned by Dave
Sass) where they remain to this day.
Besides the stunning quality of the products they produce, Wolf Clothing
has always been firm supporters of the various local subculture scenes,
contributing wherever possible. Over the many years Mark and Helna have
hosted fashion shows, worked with or part sponsored many bands and musicians,
(see listed below) and sit as executive members of the Underworld
Events organizing committee. ('Underworld' hosts the largest
gothic community gatherings in Cape Town, and is a must on your calendar!)
Garten der Ashe
Gatherings and Festivals:
Nocturn (Jam nightclub 2000)
Halloween (Purple Turtle 2000)
Alice in Rubberland (Chilli and Lime Venue 2001)
Halloween (Blacksheep 2005)
Long Street Festival 2005
Obs Café party 2005
Long Street Festival 2007
Mark and Helna have also written and directed
6 'Fashion Theatre' productions (A term they coined themselves!)
Cape of Storms (Purple Turtle Nightclub 05/2002)
Blood Lust Dead Roses (Gandalf's Nightclub opening
Cyber Rage (Lestat Nightclub 2003)
Vampire Nation (The Crypt 02/2005)
Vampire Winter (Carfax in Johannesburg 07/2005)
Angels and Demons (Roar Nightclub 05/2007)
Wolf Clothing would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands
of happy customers they have had the pleasure of serving over the years.
Commitment to delivering outstanding products and excellent service
would not be possible without their continued support.
When Wolf Clothing is not hard at work, (packing out and cleaning up
included!) they share a warm home together in the old suburb of Observatory.