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Stolen Girlfriends Club
June 8, 2009, 12:27 pm
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by Kiwi Mohamed

Rip it Rip it Real hard.

Cult label Stolen Girlfriends Club has clearly robbed us of our hearts here at Daily Value.  What started off as a disbanded crap art band has now become New Zeeland’s answer to the grunge revival currently taking over the runways. With their latest winter 09 collection, Pretty Vacant, designers Marc Moore, Luke Harwood and Dan Gosling have managed to create a punk romanticism that is in no way cliché.  Rips, ties, tartan and hearts mix perfectly amongst the safety pins and faux fur.  If Marie Antoinette had found her self in the belly of 70’s punk, surely she’d covet the shredded lace and tartan tutu or perhaps the cobweb leggings and wire knit scarves.  Our current obsession has to be the silk bondage leggings with its peek-a-boo cut outs. We can’t resist its infinite play about potential.  Other favourites include the shredded luxe sweaters, the tartan sweetheart bustier and the men’s asymmetrical leopard print cardigan. The little heart detailing seems to be the running theme through out both the men’s and women’s wear.  These can be seen in the lining of jackets, gigantic appliqués on sweaters, red velvet Pretty Vacant badges and large tartan bags. Because of this we can’t help but wonder if the boys of SGF are wearing their hearts on their sleeves and our asking us to take a part in their little love parade.