Monday, April 7, 2008

#11 Stolen Girlfriends Club - The End Has No End

It's literally impossible to walk down the street right now without seeing someone wearing one of their irreverently tongue-in-chic tee shirts, or a pair of their jeans with the signature leather patch on the left leg.

The cheeky boys behind Stolen Girlfriends Club – Marc, Luke and Daniel – (sounds Biblical doesn't it?) cite the passage of time, past and future, and the hour glass as the inspiration behind this their fifth season: The End Has No End.

The theme is realised in a distinct mashup of vintage ripped, washed out denims and laundered tee shirting against futuristic PVCs, vinyls and silver studs. It's reminiscent of David Bowie in his incarnation as Ziggy Stardust: an imagined character in futuristic style, brought to life in a period that we would now call vintage. Kind of a hard concept to grasp - it's like those hours you lose when you fly from anywhere to New Zealand. Hours lost in the passage of the time continuum - perhaps that's the end with no end?

Enough of that, the collection will hit stores later this month - my favourite pieces are the Fringe Dress for girls and the Denim Killer Coat for the boys.

Click here to view the runway pics.