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October 28, 2011  | by: Katherine Bautista

Summerville with her H&M collection

We barely had a full week to soak up the designs from Dontella, and now H&M has already announced what’s up next: Trish Summerville, the costume designer for the Vogue-cover-worthy forthcoming film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will make a collection based on the character Lisbeth Salander. However, much work had to be done in order for the collection to look  ”stylishly gritty” and “feminine-feeling,” rather than just grimy and unattractive. To those that are unfamiliar with Salander’s character, she is weird-looking, unwashed, and always on the run from enemies who she subjects to physical torture.

“We put a lot of aged-in washes and finishes, which goes along the lines of the Salander character. In the film, her clothes are quite extreme. They’re really worn down, they’re dirty,” Summerville said in an exclusive interview. “So for us, it was taking that kind of concept and giving it more of a realistic fashion feel.”

The collection is a range of items from clothing to accessories to shoes, including tribal earrings, hoodies, leather jackets, and leather boots. And as a nod to Salander’s facial and nipple piercings, Summerville designed platform wedges with covered studs along the back “to have that subdermal piercing kind of feel,” she explains. And all at reasonable prices. This savvy yet edgy clothing line will make its first 30-piece debut in mid December in perfect time to hype up the movie, set to premiere a week after the line launches.

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