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Rocking his look

The New Paper | Joanne Soh | Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park collaborated with German fashion label Porsche Design for a capsule of menswear collection.

Music and fashion have long enjoyed a close-knit relationship. Even back in the 1920s, jazz influenced the flapper look.

Now some famous names are seen as fashion designers, as much as they known for being pop icons. Gwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham are prime examples.

Kanye West recently launched his second and final collaboration with French clothing brand A.P.C., and plans to build his sportswear empire with Adidas.

An unlikely name to add to the list of pop/fashion crossovers is Chester Bennington.

The Linkin Park frontman brought his eclectic alt rock style to German fashion label Porsche Design for a capsule collection featuring T-shirts, a pair of skinny jeans, a leather weekender bag, leather jacket, sunglasses and lace-up boots.

Bennington told MTV he didn't always have "great fashion co-ordination".

"Growing up I was kind of all over the place, I was the kid with the Mohawk, and tight leather jacket but with MC Hammer pants on," he said.

"But I always had a flair for my own thing, and as I've gotten older I've refined it."

The Chester Bennington for Porsche Design Collection reflects the US rocker's preference for contemporary, clean lines, one that he can wear when "I drive my kids to school and walk the red carpet all in one day".

Prices for the line range from US$109 (S$136) to US$1,950 and it is available at Porsche Design's flagship store at Marina Bay Sands.

Or if those prices make you feel like Linkin Park's track Numb, you could try a pocket-friendly alternative from French menswear brand Celio .


This article was first published on August 13, 2014.
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