The Brvtalist is excited to feature the launch of a brand new online marketplace that is truly one of a kind on the web. The Cvlt Nation Bizarre is now open for business and it features an incredible variety of artisans selling all different types of goods. The thing that sets the Bizarre apart from from other online marketplaces is its commitment to offering music, art, fashion and home goods from artisans who maintain the dark arts aesthetic. This is truly a refreshing concept as creatives who share this aesthetic can often get lost in a sea of mediocrity and "mainstream" manufacturers. We at The Brvtalist share Cvlt Nation's ideology and we are thrilled that artists and consumers alike can now have a place to shop and present their creations.
In honor of the launch, we scoured the Bizarre and wanted to showcase some of our favorite brands and items currently available on the site. This is by no means a "best of", just a curated selection of some of our favorites.
We were immediately drawn to the craftsmanship and geometry of the pieces from Morph. Based in Portland, OR, designer Angela Thornton creates garments that are both utilitarian and artistic. Challenging traditional norms of what knitwear can be, her clothes are unique, intelligent and made from some of the best materials.
A fashion designer from Philadelphia, SophiReaptress focuses her work on the shadows. Crafting deep hoods, intricate leggings and architectural tunics, we love her aesthetic and juxtaposition of hard lines and curves.
We were so thrilled to see one of our favorite jewelry designers on the marketplace. To make it even better, the Bizarre is the first place you can get the new collaboration with Heather Gabel. Inspired by Ancient Egyptian Gods, serpents and more, these hair pins are beautifully made with the attention to detail and ideology we have come to expect from the brand.
The candles from this Providence, RI based brand are all handmade using vegetable and paraffin wax. Utilizing everything from sacred geometry to vintage news clippings, these pieces look great whether burning or on display in the home.
The prints from this Amsterdam-based photographer are both haunting and captivating. They transport you to a vision of an otherworldly realm and the viewer can easily get lost in their dark environments.
Not only can you find fashion, jewelry and art, but some great labels are also on the site selling cassettes, cds and vinyl. Halo of Flies was started back in 2006/2007 and releases brvtal records of metal, punk and grindcore. This Svffer record is a relentless onslaught of terror that never lets up from beginning to end.
This is by no means an exhaustive list as it would take us days to talk about our favorite things on the Cvlt Nation Bizarre. Not only does the site cater to our aesthetic, but more importantly, it represents the new economy - a place where people can use their own channels to distribute their goods and consumers can shop artists from around the world in one place. This marketplace is an incredible accomplishment and we look forward to seeing it grow. Please visit www.cvltnationbizarre.com for more.