NEW YORK — The queen of downtown fashion, Daryl Kerrigan, is taking her K-189 line back to its roots this fall with a collection inspired by the New Wave and punk scene of Seventies and Eighties London, Mod girls from the Sixties and a touch of vintage Courreges.
But the designer didn’t overdo the retro references. Instead, she updated these looks, giving them her own ultra-hip stamp. Although the collection has plenty of punk rocker details such as zippers, pinned patches, bomber jackets and plenty of black-and-white prints, it’s far from sloppy. Her take on these themes is pulled-together, even clean. “I was going for the idea of a tough but impeccably dressed punk girl, a girl who knows she looks better than the rest of the crowd,” Kerrigan says.