Once again, everything old is new.
Reminiscent of the ’90s comebackÂ and the fervent admiration for worn-in Levi’s, the ’70s punk era is about to haveÂ a moment of its own.Â Think: The Sex Pistols, studded choker necklaces and Vivienne Westwood vibes.
Byronesque, a site aimed to preserve the rebellious punk subculture of the past through a selection of vintage offerings, has partnered with Style.com for a limited edition line of t-shirts, inÂ celebration of the site’s relaunch. Instead of supplying its users with theÂ usualÂ offering of retro garb, the online boutiqueÂ has taken to designing its own line of distressed tees,Â the company’s first foray into an in-houseÂ collection.
The e-commerce site has emerged as an authority on all things authentically vintage. Taking “a stand against the banality and mediocrity of pop culture: of statistics and selfies,” the boutique features editorial content aimed to revere its aged icons while strivingÂ to present something “more polarizing and more provocative.” OfferingÂ everything from a personal shopping feature on its app–which can helpÂ curate the perfect collection of structured jackets, androgynous leather garments or gothic looking capes–the boutique is a wonderland forÂ the most nostalgic of shoppers.
Curated by Byronesque editor-in-chief Gill Linton and the companyâs creative director Justin Westover, the site launched the t-shirt partnership in an effort to pay sartorial tribute to fashion’s rebels. The t-shirts, which wereÂ supplied byÂ Life in Perfect Disorder, each feature aÂ designer’s name and a number, which is relevant to an important moment in their respective fashion history. Naturally, each shirt mirrors theÂ aesthetic of the designer it honors. Reminiscent of an athletic jersey of sorts, the line will produceÂ 2oo shirts celebratingÂ Halston, Yohji Yamamoto,Â Stephen Sprouse, the Antwerp SixÂ andÂ Vivienne Westwood, among others.
âEach T-shirt is like wearing a fashion editorial,â Linton said. âEverything from the date to the print, even the color and wear and tear of each T-shirt has been hand selected to tell a story about the designers who have made an important contribution to fashion history. What better way to pay homage to our vintage fashion heroes?â
The Halston 54 teeÂ was designed to honorÂ the brandâs impact on New York’s Studio 54. To commemorate the many scantily clad women partying during the late ’70s, the Halston 54 tee was designed with a specificÂ sheerness in mind. Meanwhile, the Kawakubo 82 includesÂ an exaggerated layerÂ of ripped distresses to match the designer’s famous collection of cut-outs and hole inspired designs, which was debuted in 1982.
The shirts also feature illustrations from artist Jessica May Underwood atop the layers of black, white and grey shaded tees.Â To match the limited edition capsule collection, the site has also designed a series of unique prints which will join Byronesqueâs collection of goods, shelved alongside designs byÂ Comme des GarÃ§on, AlaÃ¯a, Jean Paul Gaultier and Margiela looks.
The collection of capsule tees will be available online at Byronesque.com and in a limited number of stores come fall.