Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This Is England

I've finally got started on my epic dvd pile (its kept company by my book pile and magazine pile) and watched This Is England. Stunning film - set in England in 1983 it tells the story of a twelve year old boy who finds mentors and friends in a group of skins. Surprisingly poignant and sensitive - the violence is restrained and measured, certainly not gratuitous. Touches on universal themes of belonging, loneliness, family and values. 

And I LOVED the costumes - skinny denim (blue, bleached, acidwash), fitted Ben Sherman checked shirts, suspenders, docs, army jackets, diy tattoos. This will DEF be a style influence.

Clockwise from Top Right: Citizens Of Humanity Hesher denim vest, Rag & Bone Spring 09, Sass & Bide Neon ripped jeans, Frye Engineer boot, Dr Martens Floral boot, Rag & Bone Spring 09 x 2, Alexander McQueen "God Save McQueen" Sweater.
Sources: Google Images, Net-A-Porter, Style.Com

1 comment:

k said...

movie looks amazing!
will have to investigate...
xo blackbook