Brian De Carvalho is a conceptual womenswear/gender-queer brand that stands for equality and gender diversity, themes from the 18th century are often juxtaposed with modern-day queer issues to explore contextually macabre topics and bring them to light. Brian uses moments in history such as the Ripper murders and moments in his personal life and transforms his designs into theatrical gowns that rise above all the despair and turmoil.
He uses his garments as a means of escape pouring his pain into every stitch, each piece becoming a page of a biographical journey. Dresses 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