The cult label actually hails from New Zealand and has been a closely guarded secret amongst Auckland fashionistas as well as celebrity style setters such as Kate Bosworth, Daisy Lowe and Juliette Lewis for a little while now. Fortunately for us its latest edgy and spirited collection has finally landed on UK shores.
The Stolen Girlfriends Club began in 2005 as a humble underground art, fashion and film collective created by ambitious trio Dan Gosling, Marc Moore and Luke Harwood. After gaining a legion of underground fans hungry to buy their slim-fit 1980s inspired slogan T-shirts and hand finished denim pieces they knew they were on to something special, and while they still take part in other activities, fashion is now firmly their focus.
Five years down the line and the Stolen Girlfriends Club now encompasses menswear, womenswear and jewellery collections, all of which are sold internationally. And, thanks in part to its founders' lack of traditional design training, the label's raw, street savvy approach and relaxed, surf-inspired influences make the label unique.
The current womenswear collection, entitled Weapons Of Mass Seduction, is a carefully executed mixture of laid-back grunge glamour with references to 1990s Americana. We adore the cool oversized jersey Pac man printed T-shirts, long sleeved dust and bone mesh dresses and mid-blue cropped denim jacket with navy sleeves.
And, thanks to its debut this week at Australian Fashion Week with its S/S 2010/11 collection (pictured), we're now itching to get our hands on next season's offerings too.