StreetwearTalk’s BrandWatch series brings you new perspectives and hot takes on streetwear from some of the world’s underrated designers. This installment showcases Toronto’s Kollar Clothing, whose luxury-grunge fusion offers a uniquely rebellious take on the otherwise conformist movement.
In a fashion industry that praises and encourages the idea of standing out, grunge is one enduring style that seems to do the opposite. Grunge fashion, after all, came about as a counterpoint to the rebellious nature of the punk movement. In other words, grunge was the anti-fashion to punk’s anti-fashion.
Enter Slovakian designer David Kollar. His Toronto-based Kollar Clothing turns the concept of grunge fashion on its head to create a uniquely nonconformist counterpoint to an otherwise conformist fashion trend.
The Colors of Kollar Clothing
Kollar Clothing describes their approach to grunge fashion as a reimagining of the style through the lens of luxury fashion. By taking classic grunge silhouettes and rebuilding them with premium materials and painstaking processing techniques, Kollar Clothing creates pieces that feel just as home on the runway as they would in a thrift store.
Their latest collection for Spring 2020 continues to push their luxury-vintage mantra further. Faded denims and hand-distressed leathers respectively grace ripped jeans and varsity and trucker jackets to create a decidedly aged look.
Exclusivity and “True Grunge”
Every one of Kollar Clothing’s collections is available only through limited runs. This, some might argue, is counter to the idea of grunge fashion being accessible and affordable.
However, vintage clothing is most often found at thrift stores where there is rarely more than one of a particular piece of clothing. With this in mind, Kollar Clothing’s limited drops actually validate their status as true grunge.
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