by Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Saturday 8 March 2008

What a wonderfully grown up ethos of punk is to be found in the latest effort by New Zealand’s Stolen Girlfriends Club. I saw sequin, lace, leather, denim, tulle, rhinestone and what appeared to be heshen, breaking all the rules of taste but nevertheless making me very, very happy. It’s been quite obvious lately that the price of fabrics has risen considerably, but while other designers are trying to cut corners by disguising cheap fabrics in a blur of textures, Stolen Girlfriends Club is one of the few who have managed to pull off the mix-match style. That’s not even mentioning the clever shirt designs which stand out from the rambunctious pack of the faux wit t-shirts. Two designers with a clear vision, and articulate sense of design, Marc Moore and Luke Harwood could definitely be forgiven for any trasngressions with your girlfriend.