Typically, when an actor or musician gets into the fashion business, it’s when they’ve already achieved critical, or at least financial, acclaim. But Justin Tranter — a lead singer in an underground “garage glam” band — is hoping his jewelry designs will help him garner the fame he has yet to achieve.
The platinum-coiffed Tranter, whose blue eyes are regularly lined in kohl, is the lead singer of Brooklyn’s Semi Precious Weapons. The group has gained some footing in the last few years playing gigs in New York, London, Paris and Montreal, and counts Kate Moss and Moby as fans. But Tranter, who describes the band’s music as AC/DC meets David Bowie, had to finance his musical musings.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"