This isn’t the first time Sonic Youth bassist (and, devastatingly, soon-to-be ex of guitarist Thurston Moore) Kim Gordon has tried her hand at fashion design. Back in the early 1990s, Gordon started a riot grrrl clothing line called X-Girl, whose short A-line dresses and ringer tees were modeled by the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Kathleen Hanna and Sofia Coppola. But today, Gordon has told the New York Times that she wanted to create a new collection of easily mixed-and-matched, tour-friendly items that could “fit in the overhead compartment of a bus.” So, Gordon’s been collaborating with French label Surface to Air, which will feature her line in its New York store this month.
“I like balancing things. I’m a mom, too, you know, but I don’t always want to look just like that,” Gordon told the NYT. “It’s the idea of finding things that work and are comfortable, but in which you can still feel like you have an identity.”
The Surface to Air online store hasn’t uploaded the items yet, but the NYT has confirmed that snakeskin boots, neon pants and printed t-shirts that Gordon has illustrated herself will be featured in the 12-piece line. If you’re really antsy, you can ogle Kid Cudi’s leather jacket collection on the site in the meantime.
Below, see X-Girl make a fashion statement at a 1994 Soho street show, organized by Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola. Oh, and just for good measure, here’s my favorite Kim Gordon interview, which takes place on a New York rooftop in 1988. Enjoy.
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