Avril Lavigne Talks Design Inspiration, Runway Playlist at Fashion Week NYC
Avril Lavigne stepped back into the spotlight for the first time since announcing her engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger to reveal the latest designs from her skater-punk fashion line Abbey Dawn Monday (Sept. 10) at New York Fashion Week.
Billboard.com caught up with the punk-loving musician at her show to chat about her music and fashion inspirations. While creating her line, Lavigne said that she looked to several musicians for inspiration, including "Joan Jett, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols, to name a few."
Joan Jett's edge was particularly noticeable in this season's collection, as leather jackets, skull-printed T-shirts, and a black leather dress with bondage-inspired rings around the waist. Meanwhile, the feminine flamboyance of other pieces in the collection -- white babydoll dresses, fitted bodysuits, and pink and green hair extensions -- referenced David Bowie.
Lavigne also talked about the music she selected for the show, which included her own hit "Sk8er Boi." "I picked all the up-tempo fun songs of mine for this show," Lavigne told Billboard. "I wanted people to have fun and be able to rock out at the show." Clearly, it worked. All through the audience, fashionistas were mouthing the lyrics as Lavigne's songs blared through the tent.
The youngest of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, opened and closed Lavigne's show, walking the catwalk in rocker chick spring designs. "Thank you to Kylie Jenner and all the beautiful models who rocked the Abbey Dawn runway tonight!! Kick ass," Lavigne tweeted after the show.