Breakdown of H&M’s ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’-Inspired Collection

Oct 28, 2011 8:00am
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"Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" costume designer Trish Summerville (cetner) stands with models wearing the Lisbeth Salander-inspired H&M clothing line. Credit: H&M

While fictional character Lisbeth Salander’s black, shaved mop-top haircut might not launch a global fashion trend, her style already has.

H&M announced Wednesday it is launching a 30-piece collection inspired by the anti-heroine in David Fincher’s upcoming film, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – a movie adapted from the first novel in Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling crime trilogy.

Trish Summerville, the costume designer for the film, who developed actress Rooney Mara’s look for playing Salander, created the Capsule collection for the Swedish clothing retailer and gave ABC News an exclusive breakdown of what will be in the new collection:

Read: Full interview with Trish Summerville

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionLeather motorcycle jackets

“It’s a really small Capsule collection. We tried to just do a few bits and pieces from every aspect so you can have an overall feel,” Summerville said. “We definitely have a leather jacket because [Salander] has a couple leather jackets in the film.”

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionA long, wool overcoat “with a really exaggerated hood.”

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionLong, draped cardigans

“They have a drop-needle effect,” Summerville said. ”It looks like there’s holes in sections, but it’s kind of a controlled hole. It won’t, you know, keep fraying.”

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionT-shirt collection

“There’s a couple t-shirts that have some of the Swedish proverbs we’re using on the posters,” Summerville said. ”We have a shredded t-shirt that’s really worn in and shredded.”

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionEdgy twist on H&M’s classic “sqin” jeans

“It’s a jean they run all the time in a particular shape, but we did it in a washed out, very, very soft to the hand … like an off-black,” Summerville said. ”[We] really just shredded the front of the leg and the backs of the heels.”

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionFaux leather pants

“It’s faux leather with a stretch to it, so they fit really nice and tight and give you a really good silhouette,” Summerville said.

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionThree different shoes

“We have a really thick, chunky, platform boot that has these studs that go down the back heel, and … they look like subdural piercings,” Summerville said.  “So the studs are all done underneath the leather, so you don’t really see the actual silver stud, so you just see the shape of– It’s kind of spiny looking.”

She added, “We did a great girls’ tennis shoe that is over-sized, has a zipper inside, really puffy and padded, a really worn-out distressed elephant-grey color.”

img bullet bluedot Breakdown of H&Ms Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Inspired CollectionAccessories: a pair of earrings, one belt and a bracelet that doubles as a choker.

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