Touring Kim Gordon’s Los Angeles

Kim Gordon is by all measures one of the coolest American icons: the musician, performer, and artist was a permanent fixture of New York’s downtown experimental art and music scene in the 1990s, where she also founded the no wave band Sonic Youth. As an artist, Gordon, who originates from Los Angeles, has continued collaborating with artists such as Yoko Ono and Raymond Pettibon, all while continuing making music with friends, contributing to books and publications, and most recently, fashion designing. Last week, H&M sister brand & Other Stories announced their LA-based collaboration with Gordon, consisting of nine styles in organic cotton, five silk scarves, and two brass necklaces, that explore the  intersection between the brands feminine universe and Gordon’s post-punk aesthetic. While this collaboration would come as a surprise to some, fashion insiders would remember that Gordon briefly figured in the New York fashion scene in the 1990s, as the founder and head designer for the cult brand X-Girl, which recently was re-booted with the appointment of the MadeMe team as an ongoing collaborator (in which Madonna’s elusive daughter, Lourdes Leon, served as primary campaign model). Her team-up with & Other Stories takes shape as an investigation into the city of LA, the birthplace of Gordon as well as the new home of one of the Swedish brand’s new design headquarters – and is accompanied by a stylish video featuring Gordon reflecting upon the visual legacy of the City of Angels. An additional video features Coco Gordon Moore, Gordon’s daughter, whose rise to fame has been noted in both NYLON and Dazed. Have an exclusive look at the films here, and stay tuned for the collaboration, which are available online here.

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