H&M has paired up with Trish Summerville, the costume designer for the Vogue-cover-worthy forthcoming film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, to make a collection based on the character Lisbeth Salander. As Salander is weird-looking, unwashed, and always on the run from enemies who she subjects to physical torture, the retailer had to put some work into making her wardrobe "stylishly gritty" and "feminine-feeling" instead of just grimy and unattractive, reports WWD.
“We put a lot of aged-in washes and finishes, which goes along the lines of the Salander character. In the film, her clothes are quite extreme. They’re really worn down, they’re dirty,” Summerville said in an exclusive interview. “So for us, it was taking that kind of concept and giving it more of a realistic fashion feel.”
As a nod to Salander's facial and nipple piercings, Summerville designed platform wedges with covered studs along the back "to have that subdermal piercing kind of feel," she explains. The line will also include "tribal-style earrings" ($3.95), hoodies ($29.95), leather boots ($59.95), and a biker-style leather jacket that comes in multiple colors ($199).
The line hits stores on December 14, conveniently after all the hype from H&M's Versace collaboration will have run its course and a week before the movie's release on December 21.