Contemporary Rebellious Grunge from Australia
Founded in 2000, by avid surfers Dan Single and George Gorrow, Australian menswear and womenswear fashion label ‘Ksubi’ has become well known throughout the globe for their street-wear aesthetic and distressed denim. Their signature edgy styling continues with the Autumn/Winter 2012 offering, entitled ‘War’, with Ksubi once again exploring the concept of ‘Luxury Street’.
Inspired by the neo-punk movement and ’90s grunge the collection is a salute to those fighting against the global system, with a contemporary luxe take on the traditional skinhead aesthetic. The slouchy silhouettes of the 1990’s are teamed with bodycon shapes for the women and the odd drainpipe jean for the men. Washed out and distressed denim, leopard print, tartan and leather all feature prominently in the collection, with utilitarian detailing of zips and snaps adding a functional feel to the line.
The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection has already proved popular – so popular in fact, that at the end of February, a group of fashion conscious felons targeted the Ksubi warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria and stole 3,000 pairs of jeans from the ‘WAR’ line, worth a reported $1 million. Co-founder George Gorrow told The Daily Telegraph that the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection had been targeted because it sold-out quickly in store making “the stock tricky to purchase.” He added: “They went through different boxes, which had holes punched through them and products pulled out. They were calculated about the stock that they took.”
Here are Australian Fashion Review Blog we hope that the robbers with excellent taste are soon apprehended by the authorities. So anyway, without further ado we present the lookbook for the Ksubi Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, photographed by Bec Parsons with styling by Christine Centenera…Enjoy!
Visit the official Ksubi website, here.