st. etienne

adam thorpe and joe hunter have been designing fashion for urban guerillas since 1994. this pair of passionate vespa riders see fashion as enviromental protection for city teenagers. the jackets made out of ballistic nylon for their company vexed generation were designed to withstand road traffic accidents and knife attacks. the hood design was fitted with an air filter and meant the wearer could remain anonymous despite england's numerous cctv cameras. Their label and london shop vexed generation has since closed but they continue to design. Saint etienne are an electronic music band from london. they formed in 1990 when former music journalists bob stanley and  pete wiggs decide to create a group that brought pop and indie together. the group have collaborated with kylie minogue, tim burgess of the charlatans and marc almond among others. They've also dipped into film work by creating the soundtrack to 'the misadventures of of margaret'. the album 'words and music' was released in may 2012


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