MadeMe collaborating with X-Girl makes so much sense it almost gets you wondering why it hasn’t happened until now. While X-Girl is now a Japanese brand and has been for a long time, in 1993, it was famously started by stylist Daisy von Furth and Sonic Youth‘s Kim Gordon, who in many ways in both appearance and vibe, vibrates on the same frequency as MadeMe’s head designer Erin Magee.
The big difference now is that we categorize MadeMe as streetwear or at the least street inspired. Back in 1993, there was no such thing as streetwear or sneaker boutiques, and even the concept of urban as a category didn’t yet exist.
X-Girl was just this cool, downtown store/brand, among a handful of other boutique-rooted names scattered along Lafayette (which, in another point of synergy is a now a base of operations for Magee), along with the East Village and Lower East Side.
To bring everything full circle and back into the present, the Ricky Saiz-shot lookbook features Gordon’s daughter, Coco Gordon Moore.
Pieces include a puffer, overall dress, turtle neck sweater, long-sleeved t-shirt and beret with some design input coming from graphic artist Mike Mills.
The collaboration is now available at mademenyc.com.