Editors are Forecasting: Safely Grunged
In designing FREEBIRD, I wanted to give some pieces a bit of an edge and push them just a bit.Â I had been seeing forecasts for hardware like chains, safety pins and spikes, but I didn't want a hardÂ "Sex Pistols" look. Â I wanted it young and fresh and I certainly didn't want to de-face the British monarchy.
So pulling together what we do best, I designed a classic biker jacket, with an even more classic graphic - the American flag and then just grunged it up a bit with rubbed out distressing, nails and safety pins. Ironically, while we were shooting this garment for the catalog, someone on set needed a safety pin! So it's not only a killer piece - it's resourceful too!. .