Los Angeles-based vintage designer Micheline Pitt add a whimsical Edward Scissorhands– inspired collaboration to her Vixen line for Pitt’s first retro-inspired fashion house. The collection will include unique designs that capture the unique magic of Tim BurtonMovie from 1990, designed to fit sizes XS to 4X. The Vixen line is available for pre-order now, scissors not included.
Struck by the potential of the gothic and fantasy elements of one of her favorite films, Californian designer Micheline Pitt launched the first-ever officially licensed Edward Scissorhands collection for women’s fashion. The Vixen collection – Good Things for Bad Girls – features a variety of clothing, handbags and accessories in Pitt’s iconic designs from the 1950s and 80s, all inspired by otherworldly costumes from the film. When discussing the collaboration, Pitt explained that the idea came from feeling like an outcast growing up, like the film’s main character, and the same inspiration that Burton draws from his unmistakable Burtonesque style.
This isn’t the niche designer’s first collection inspired by an iconic movie, either. Leaning towards the deliciously macabre with a classic vintage twist, Pitt’s previous launches have included partnerships with major movie studios to produce all-new iconic looks from films such as Pet sematary, ghost hunters, THIS, and IT Chapter 2. After the success of Vixen in 2016, Pitt founded the sister store, The Woman in Blackwith his friend Lynh Haaga to expand the luxury gothic clothesline in the fall of the same year. For the sister store, Pitt released designs inspired by films like Burton’s sleepy hollow and Corpse Brideand a aliens collection. With Pitt’s latest introduction to Vixen, she offers a range of haute femme retro dresses, as well as hoodies, pants and tops, in high-quality fabrics and patterns inspired by Edward Scissorhands.
Among the items offered is the Edward Scissorhands Ice dancing dress from the film’s iconic scene when Edward (Johnny Depp) sculpts a huge ice angel and Kim, played by winona ryder, twirls in the ice drifting in the air. The Vixen dress is a snow-white reimagining of the one Ryder wore in the scene, textured with Swiss polka dots, faux buttons and hidden pockets. The stunning dress has a full skirt layered with tulle and Vixen’s new crinoline. Another of the dresses is the Farewell Wiggle Dress in Wallpaper Novelty print, done in a “melancholic blue” with a black damask print inspired by the movie design and black chiffon sleeves. For the dramatic retro style, the dress includes padded shoulders and is finished with a faux leather eyelet belt. As for the accessories, Pitt designed a detailed moon belt buckle as well as a green sherpa Topiary Dino bag, inspired by Edward’s adorable topiary creatures.
Other items in the collection include the Snow Globe Bag; Edward Scissorhands body harness; the Storytime flared dress and skater skirt in the fancy “I am not complete” print; the flared skirt and vintage summer dress in the Suburban Topiary Novelty print; the farewell Babydoll dress in a fancy wallpaper print; the Graphic Cropped Hoodie in Wisteria and the Graphic Cropped Sweatshirt in Black, and many more gothic glamor pieces.
Micheline Pitt has worked for more than 13 years in the fashion industry in several departments. It’s his love of horror and classic 50s styles that inspire his art. As a designer, she aims to provide people of all sizes the opportunity to feel beautiful and powerful in her clothes. You can view some of the Edward Scissorhands collectibles below!