X-LARGE

X-LARGE / X-GIRL SPRING 2022 LOOKBOOK

(SHIBUYA, TOKYO)

CREATIVE DIRECTED BY MATTHEW MARAIA

PHOTOGRAPHED BY TIFFANIE MARIE

A LITTLE "HER-STORY" ON THE GOD MOTHER OF GRUNGE’S CLOTHING BRAND FOR TEENAGE GIRLS, X-GIRL.

It's a real honor to have the opportunity to style the official Spring 2022 collection for the legendary women's clothing brand, X-Girl. Special shout out to my friend Matt from Lavender for putting me on this rad and whimsical project. When I think of streetwear, I automatically think about the nostalgic richness, depth, the cultural and historical aspect of aesthetics. There is always a meaningful story and narrative being told through streetwear brands. In addition, X-Girl is a cult brand founded by Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordan and stylist Daisy von Furth in 1993. It is created as a complement to the boys-only street-wear brand X-Large, which was curated in 1991. "We'd often go look for clothes. We'd shiver as we walked up and down the aisles, staring numbly at the racks. But more often we'd be disappointed", mention young Chloe Sevigny. X-Girl, Gordon, and von Furth created a preppy look that feminized the skater-girl/riot-girl aesthetic while promising to flatter the manifold body types of adolescence and beyond: as the pair put it in one look-book introduction, "X-Girls = women curves up and down." As seen on taste-maker and empowered trail-blazing ladies of the century: Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny, Courtney Love, etc. All and all, I feel like most great brands starts with the individuals creating what they strongly feel is missing in the world and making moves by approaching it with a heart-centered purpose and passion in making cool shit that people would proudly and respectfully love ROCKING! :)

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