BAND OF OUTSIDERS | SPRING / SUMMER 2012
Scott Sternberg began Band of Outsiders clothing design in 2004. He had no previous experience in fashion making but has been a runway success ever since he had started.
The New York catwalk saw Sternberg’s Spring / Summer 12 Boy and Girl women’s collection. It was clear from the name that two sections to the female collection would show the audience tom-boy looks and then be followed by flattering feminine soft garments. The designer intended to give women what they loved most about his menswear so he came up with his Boy collection.
Inspired by Peter Wier’s film, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Band of Outsiders flooded the catwalk with schoolgirl looks of pleated skirts and loose blouses, transferring Sternberg’s expertise in order to please his female public. The beautiful, expertly accessorised boyish zipped black leather skirt was ultimately highlighted using a contrasting bright white blouse. A show stopper in the collection included the long duster anorak that was completed with a common feature in the presentation of a simple black round hat.
The second women’s line, Girl, shows just how versatile Sternberg really is. He softens the feminine figure using multi-floral print dresses and triple layered floral playsuit that is always highly popular during the summer.
Sternberg’s adventurous side was seen on the catwalk when the beautifully light material that was used to create a number of his dresses had a look of dabbed ink beginning at the bottom with a gradual fading into the material as it rises to meet a dark coloured belt.
Band of Outsiders proved that their garments can soften features of the female body just as well as they produce a boyish image.
- Alina Isaev