Statement tees have defined the past year. As a generation, in lieu of hand written letters, we’ve come to express ourselves through our beanies and t-shirts. Whether we want you to Obey, be our Homie or appreciate our love for Celine Dion, statement tees are still a big deal.
One girl known for splashing a slogan is Cara Delevingne and you’ve probably already seen her pictured backstage in a ‘Kiss Me’ tank; a design by East London-born brand, Terrible Movement. Now based in Berlin, this label’s Brit wit hasn’t escaped them; the ‘Kiss Me’ tee (which is a tongue-in-cheek twist on a Kiss band tee), isn’t the brand’s only offering.
Muscle tees and tanks come emblazoned with slogans and scribings so iconic , even when inverted, they remain recognisable/retain their impact. The 80s scrawl of the ‘Beverley Kills’ vest recalls the now retro titles of 80s cassettes, whilst the Daft Punk discovery album cover is given a noughties punch resurrected as ‘Daft Crunk’.
Cheerleader style sweaters emblazoned with ‘Terrible’ are featured in the A/W look book, which has just been released and was shot on film in Berlin. Paired with berry stained lips and a light free from Photoshop, each look is eerily October-appropriate. The tanks will be great for making a statement for Halloween and beyond, whether teamed with fishnets and DMs, or ripped jeans and biker boots.
Each tee is also ethically sourced, screen printed by hand and packaged in a recycled box. Being ethical has never looked so terribly cool.