- FRANK CORREA
Elfy's designs emerge from a less disturbing mid-movie sequence involving an interplanetary war weapons manufacturing plant, with necklaces made from feathers and hand grenades, friendly packs of sheepdogs, and female-to-male transvestism. "I thought about doing pastel unisex business suits, but that interpretation was too literal. So I went with school uniforms, they're for a prestigious girl's academy on Mars," says Elfy. She boosted the adorableness with jumpers and string-tie Peter Pan collars; delicate pointelle knits; florals, polka dots, or strawberry prints; puffed sleeves; furry mini-pockets; and toy military style beribboned armbands. Elfy's other influences include club kids, Kewpie dolls, lavender-dyed cats, and the Japanese clothing brand 6%Dokidoki, which is crammed with girlieness and ruffled layers and candy tones, and is named for the sensation of "your heart beating fast, but in a good way. Like when you have a crush on someone and you see them somewhere."