Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Models For Obesity & Speed

Alexis Krauss in Obesity & Speed’s Spring 2013 lookbook.
Photo: Courtesy of Obesity & Speed

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Obesity & Speed’s Lyz Olko hinted that her upcoming collection was going to be totally BANANAS?! OK, so maybe those were our words, not hers, but the truth remains— the New York designer has outdone herself yet again, this time injecting her signature grungy basics with a decidedly sporty twist. Think shortsleeved sweatshirts with mesh insets, shredded tie-dye tees, and awesome “Can’t Lose” tanks that remind us a lot of our old lacrosse pinnies….except a lot cooler, of course. Plus, this season comes with an added bonus— the spring lookbook stars none other than Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss as the ultimate cheerleader dropout. Win-win!

According to Lyz, the collection is inspired by “the punks under the bleachers and the secretly blossoming wallflowers,” and we really can’t think of a more perfect model than the Sleigh Bells singer. “I’ve been a fan of hers for some time now, and we became friends when she came to pick up a jacket at my studio some time ago now,” Lyz remembers. “I was blown away by how distractedly beautiful she was almost immediately upon her entry. But on top of that, she is beyond cool, smart and a real friend.”

Alexis Krauss in Obesity & Speed’s Spring 2013 lookbook.
Photo: Courtesy of Obesity & Speed

We’re used to seeing Alexis in ripped denim, studded jackets, and yep, even a vintage wedding dress, but who knew she had an athletic side? She totally pulls off the O+S graphic tops and sweatshirts with her trademark Ray-Bans, red lips, nail art, and major ’tude (PS- can we place an order for that “Can’t Lose” jersey now?! Kthanks.).

Alexis Krauss in Obesity & Speed’s Spring 2013 lookbook.
Photo: Courtesy of Obesity & Speed

The collection might allude to school spirit (well, kinda),but let’s be real— you definitely don’t have to still be going to class in order to appreciate these loosely collegiate clothes. Lyz puts it best, “You don’t have to be true to your school with this collection, but you might find your favorite new sweatshirt.” So what are you waiting for? Shop Obesity & Speed now here and keep your eyes peeled for Spring 2013, dropping soon!

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