October 1, 2020

Andi Harriman Interview With Johanna Constantine

“Dog Soldier” outfit. Torture garden 2010. Collar and corset Renee Masoomian. Photo Armando de'Ath.

“Dog Soldier” outfit. Torture garden 2010. Collar and corset Renee Masoomian. Photo Armando de’Ath.

Author and DJ Andi Harriman talks with Johanna Constantine and what inspired the dance artist and club DJ in her journey with fashion, the New York club scene and art world.

Andi Harriman for Lethal Amounts

Johanna Constantine is an enigma. From Californian punk to New York City’s road warrior dilettante, she’s traversed between the goth, industrial, and fetish scenes as a DJ, performance artist, and feminist icon. It seems she’s done it all—and with an incredible wardrobe to match. Constantine might be one of the few to truly merge high fashion with, quite literally, trash from NYC’s rat-infested sidewalks and somehow make it look chic (oh yeah, and that one time when she wore roadkill). With her clothing as her armor and her music taste as tough as her exterior, we were excited to learn more about her motivations and projects through the years.