by Jessica Payne

David Murray is a Fashion Horror Illustrator who takes outfits straight off the runway and dresses various well known villains in them. The combination of horror and high fashion is both genius and terrifying. I took great pleasure in picking the brain of the man behind these masterpieces.

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Are you self taught or did you study art and/or fashion design?

I’m self taught, I’ve been drawing and painting for the longest time. I also studied fashion design at university.

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What sparked your interest in horror fashion?

I’ve always loved horror and science fiction movies, as a kid the characters were always so appealing to me. Fashion week collections often hold elements such as Silhouette, colour, pattern and graphic that I can compare to many of the costumes I’ve seen on the characters in these movies. Most likely not by chance, as we’re aware many of these fashion houses dip into these fictional worlds as their source of inspiration when designing their collections. I simply establish the similarities and combine the characters with the garments that I feel best complement their character.

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What was your goal with the Fashion Horror illustrations?

No goal per say. I just wanted to have a personal project to get involved in on the weekends. I work Monday to Friday as a Menswear Designer, currently working in London at AllSaints, as you can imagine it’s all a very collaborative effort with a design process combining many different opinions and viewpoints. As a creative, It’s nice to work on something you can solely be in control off and take credit for with no one else’s influence. I just wanted to grow a collection for my own satisfaction really. It’s also proven to be very therapeutic.

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What has the response been to your work?

Yeah good, people seem to enjoy them which is amazing. It’s funny how the response varies from magazine to magazine. The more non-fashion comic book/movie fanatics can get a bit upset sometimes for obvious reasons. The comments on my posts are always highly entertaining. Other viewers who understand both worlds seem to really love and understand them.

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Did the response surprise you?

 Yeah, of course. They’ve got great exposure. More than I could have wished for.

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What can we expect from you in the future?

 More of the same concepts, I have new material in the works.

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Do you have any rules or superstitions you live by?

 Not reallyBe happy and aim to feel your best everyday.

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