NZFW: STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB ‘THE GUILTY ONES’ FALL/WINTER 2015
Held at the Western Springs Speedway, Stolen Girlfriends Club (SGC) presented a sinister whodunit with their Fall/Winter 2015 collection, aptly named The Guilty Ones – where utilitarian glamour meets camping grunge.
SGC showcased their signature grunge edge, with the added twist of utilitarianism and ‘50’s styling in a nod to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. The result – a collection shrouded in mystery, suspicion and intrigue.
Heroing ‘The Guilty Ones’ collection – leather; and leather aplenty! Leather jackets of varying lengths accompany full-quilted skirts, shorts and sweaters. Glitter-coated cotton canvas is dressed down with shearling collars and ‘mom jeans’ and glammed up in stiff ‘50s skirting and glitter ankle boots. Backpacks, totes, chunky shoes and boots complete the look.
Next up in the SGC whodunit – Stolen takes to the forest… hiding in a hunter camo print that on closer inspection reveals micro multi-coloured hand drawn figures, scattered to form a camouflage. Plaid coats, kilts, dresses and shirting has a Swanndri edge and shell jackets in shower proof memory yard nylons are adorned with misplaced embroidered badges for a DIY feel. The Dark Tropic motif reinvents a Hawaiian print in blues and berries with Laura Palmer’s hand ominously emerging from the water amongst a backdrop of menacing rock clusters and dark pine trees.
Tough buckles and strappings adorn Stolen’s heavy shearling and chunky melton knitwear. Luxe knits in both form-fitting and boxy shapes stands out in bold yellow 100% merino and a grunge-luxe charcoal melange. Printed jacquard knits and placement print sweaters echo the collection’s guilty verdict.
SGC’s hardwear and embellishments feature a dark edge with hand sewn black jewels forming guns, daggers, axes and broken hearts clustered over a denim boiler suit and black floor length evening gown fit for homecoming queen Laura Palmer.
Photography – images captured by © Michael Ng
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