Last Tuesday at the Clandestine Industries by Pete Wentz Fashion Show at Stage 37, the Fall Out Boy bassist debuted his latest collection. He wanted to make it a crazy night to remember, so he was wheeled out of the runway in a straight jacket and a gurney as he took his bow. Hannibal Lecter, is that you?
Check out part of his collection below:
And no, he’s surprisingly not just another celebrity-turned-designer heading to oblivion. The story behind his clothing line is actually impressive. Read the excerpt from the official website:
Clandestine Industries was conceived in 2004 by Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, utilizing the moniker to publish his first fictional book, “The Boy With A Thorn In His Side.” Inspired by the nightmares of a young Pete Wentz, the book’s success inspired him to expand his creative vision into a clothing line, which would draw influence from all of Pete’s pop culture influences and experiences. Since its initial inception, Clandestine Industries has blossomed into a full-fledged lifestyle brand focusing on producing limited-edition tees, hoodies, and accessories (establishing the line’s iconic Batheart logo), while working with companies and brands such as DKNY Jeans, Wet Seal and Nordstrom. In 2007, Clandestine Industries Landmark retail store opened in Pete’s hometown of Chicago, helping further the brand’s journey and creating a space for fans of the clothing line to commiserate and purchase limited store-only exclusives. In February 2009, Clandestine Industries relaunched its website (starting over from scratch) and debuted a new collection entitled, “Don’t Call It A Comeback,” and immediately sold out of items only an hour after the release. The line is currently sold online only at clandestineindustries.com and at our Chicago Landmark location.
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