Agyness Deyn Dr Martens collection ready for August release (Video)

Posted on 18 June 2012
By Pierce King
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Agyness Deyn has launched her apparel and accessories collection for Dr Martens which boasts a distinct neo-grunge feel.

The model-turned-actress spoke of the early-90s stars who inspired her as a starting point: “I looked at the sexy boyishness of Juliette Lewis and Winona Ryder.

“Also Angela Chase [Claire Danes] from My So-Called Life, she had a nerdy, awkward quality which I like.”

The collection might read like a list of thrift-store finds Agyness has gathered since her breakout years in the mid-2000s.

But while this first collection for the heritage brand is clearly marked by a romanticized nostalgia for the signature, thrown-together look that defined her early working days in London, 29-year-old Deyn has moved beyond that grunge aesthetic.

Among the collection are velvet platform creepers, daisy-print tea dresses, reversible bomber jackets and a bold, thigh-grazing interpretation of the classic DM boot (the originals were Deyn’s footwear of choice throughout her high school days and recently, many red-carpet turns).

She has lived in the States since 2007, with the Northern lass export swapping her Williamsburg loft chic for a pad in the eclectic LA village, Los Feliz last year.

Agyness says that her sunny new surroundings helped her style to evolve from the dark, shadowy beginnings of grunge.

She said: “I’m wearing less black and more grown-up pieces, like classic, vintage men’s pants and shirts.

“But no matter how my style evolves my DM oxblood creepers will always be a staple (featuring chunky soles, they were a long-forgotten design she dug out from the archives).

“I wear them with everything — they get better with age.”

Agyness Deyn for Dr. Martens launches in August. Watch the official launch video above…