If you don’t live in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, then you might be a tad disappointed when the H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection hits select stores in those cities on December 14. The “dark, urban collection” is inspired by Lisbeth Salander, the anti-heroine from the highly-anticipated film adaptation to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” H&M’s collaboration with costume designer Trish Summerville promises to feed accessible fashion addicts with edgy jackets, torn jeans, and hoodies colored in the deepest shades of black, white, grey and crimson. Lucky Manhattanites will get dibs on H&M’s pop-up store in the Meatpacking District (72 Gansevoort St) opening December 14th at noon.
What do you imagine when you think of Kill City Jeans? Black? Edgy? Punk? Frankly, nothing has changed. This can be a good thing for those of us who can’t help but maintain a stand-by collection of leather-like jeans and black basics. What, wear color like everybody else and conform? Oh, the horrors. This Los Angeles-based denim brand loves the non-color black as much as its denizens do. We at Denim Therapy may love our colored denim, but we’ll take a really solid pair of minimalistic black jeans which will blend in well with the fading landscape of winter. Well, they do have some color graphic shirts, but they’re in black! Do you feel a color rebellion coming on?
Images via Denimology.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Punk gets a tough-meets-chic makeover in this editorial from the pages of Interview Magazine, and boy are we loving it! Styled by the brilliant Marie-Am?lie Sauv?, the combination of pattern-clashing prints and bold colors comes together perfectly mixed with true punk separates like leather and denim. From ultra-tattered and scribbled on to colorful and bold patterns like snake print and bold stripes (our fave), you certainly wont find a pair of plain blue jeans in sight. It definitely doesn’t get more punk than this!
Images via Interview Magazine.
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We’ve obviously been all about color lately, but even we can’t deny how totally killer this monotone look by blogger Jim Dumont of France is. Monotone definitely doesn’t equal boring, and here’s your proof. We can’t stress how crucial it is to add interest strategically when you’re rocking a simple ensemble, and Jim’s DIY bleached out jeans do the trick. The tie dye jeans add enough character to land him a spot on stage in a nu-wave punk band, and subtle styling details like his rolled sleeves and buttoned-all-the-way-up shirt keep it retro. The combat boots and John Lennon glasses are the icing on the cake. This look says rebel yell all over it.
Images via Jim’s blog ITSJIMTOT.
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June’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar Spain features Dutch beauty Anna de Rejk looking anything but sweet in this killer punk-western inspired editorial. From studs and safety pins on ultra bleached out denim to worn in western leather, the best of both worlds come together for a what Harper’s calls a new take of London punk style. All we have to say is that if Anna can rock a cropped denim jacket with fringe (which we’re totally into, by the way) over a pair of leather pants with lace-up details and manage to give it a punk edge, then it’s a definite ace look in our book!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
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From spikes to studs this season has definitely been all about denim with a rebellious edge, taking our textile of choice to new extremes of definite bad-assery. So what could possibly take it to even another level? Well, according to Hysteric Glamour a heavy dose of patches like on these faded and worn denim jackets will do just the trick. We have to admit we totally dig it—especially the whole punk aesthetic right out of the streets of London. How about you? Would you wear this? Sound off on our Facebook!
Images via bkrw-denim.com.
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This editorial out of the pages of the June 2011 issue of Vogue Japan starring one of our favorite it-girls, model Anja Rubik, takes the edginess of punk and infuses it with a whole lot of funk aesthetic. A studded and weathered acid wash denim trench coat styled with nothing but a barely-there mesh top and heavy hardware accessories sets the tone for this juxtaposition of styles. A doze of double denim topped with a sequin-embelished blazer accented with a patent leather penny loafer with exposed white socks solidifies this as a killer fashion fantasy come true in our book! Definitely the best of both worlds!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
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It’s the theme that never gets old! Teenage punks lounging in decrepit buildings wearing cool denim and loose knits, defining a new era while representing the past. This moody editorial from Stockholm Magazine Spring 2011 (which, by the way, digitally features a fresh approach to the standard Flash page-turning standard) was shot by photographer Hasse Nielsen. We love the contour-seam denim dress and funky legwarmers. While the feeling is a bit forced, the theatrics are welcome.
See the full editorial here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim dress, diy denim, punk fashion, rebel fashion, Spring 2011, stockholm magazine