If you've been hankering for a white T-shirt with, say, a bear laying on his back in boxer shorts and eating cereal...have we got news for you! Yesterday, designer Pete Wentz, champion of the Asymmetrical Haircut, showed a fall collection of hoodies, graphic tees, and tank tops, many of which were decorated with images of a Disney-like cartoon bear. Hey, it's a theme, right?
Four years ago, Wentz founded Clandestine Industries not as a clothing line, but as a moniker under which to publish his first novel, "The Boy with a Thorn in his Side." The book's unexpected success inspired the brooding bassist to extend his vision into a streetwear labe that would incorporate all the strange pop and entertainment influences he absorbed in his Angeleno life.
It may not be a typical Fashion Week presentation, but the brand has certainly developed a cult following: Two years ago, the Fall 2008 collection sold out within an hour of going on the website. Now, with so much more exposure--and a line of onesies inspired by Baby Bronx--you can count on way more cereal-eating bears on the sidewalk.