H&M introduces The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo collection

October 31, 2011
By Sheryl Blasnik
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at H&M

Photo: H&M

H&M has brought on Trish Summerville, the Costume Designer for the soon to be released film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Trish will be the next designer to collaborate with H&M on a capsule collection.  The movie, which is set to open in theaters on December 21st, 2011 tells the story of Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig) who is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Mara), a young computer hacker.

The 30 piece collection was inspired by the character of Lisbeth Salander.  It will have a very industrial feel to it with a dark color palette primarily of blacks, grays, white and dark shades of red.  It will consist of jeans, trousers, slouchy hoodies, leather jackets, chunky shoes and jewelry with a dark moody undertone.  There will also be a T-Shirt collection that will look rough and ripped with a street vibe. H&M has announced that the collection will hit around 180 stores worldwide and the web on December 14th.

The fictional character Lisbeth Salander has red hair, which she dyes black. Upon her first appearance in the series, she is described as “a pale, anorexic young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows. She had a wasp tattoo about an inch long on her neck, a tattooed loop around the biceps of her left arm and another around her left ankle. On those occasions when she had been wearing a tank top, a dragon tattoo can be seen on her left shoulder blade.

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“Salander’s look is very real and very lived in, with pieces that her character has worn for a long time, like her jackets that act as her armour to shield her from the world. I wanted the collection to have the essence and strength of Salander, with a fashion edge, and I’m pleased with the result! My goal is for women to find pieces in it that they love and then mix them with their own wardrobe to create their own personal style,” says Trish Summerville, Costume Designer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

If you lean towards a street grunge urban 80’s vibe then this is the collection for you.  Combining comfort with a rocker edge is what Summerville does best.

Watch the official trailer for the David Fincher version of “The GIrl with the Dragon Tattoo” based on the novel by Stieg Larsson on You Tube.

Sheryl Blasnik


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