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A look back at the offbeat style of indie sleaze darling Agyness Deyn

Our pixie-cut dream girl. Agyness Deyn was the face of cool britannia in the early aughts. You couldn't flick ten pages through a magazine without meeting her gaze. She was the model of the moment and an early symbol of androgyny, stomping around in Dr. Martens with her peroxide hair razored at either side. Needless to say her presence was a salve to our Y2k-torched souls.

When indie sleaze took hold of the zeitgeist, 'Aggy' was at its helm wearing a fedora. While the exact appellation of her style is difficult to pin down, drawing on varying elements of 60s mod, 70s punk and 80s new wave, it often danced between an offbeat assemblage of slouchy knits, biker embellishments, band tees, floral dresses and skinny jeans. Basically, if you told us that she was the figure responsible for the wardrobe of Skins, we'd believe you.

As we return to the days of indie sleaze (a period some would rather forget) it would be remiss of us not to mention it's lauded leader Agyness Deyn. Below, find a selection of her best style moments.



If we're talking indie sleaze, then there's a few names it would be remiss of us not to mention. Specifically, we'd like to bring your attention to the wardrobes of Alexa Chung and Sky Ferreira, both of who it would be remiss of us not to mention.

Otherwise, you can continue down the well trodden route of 90s style, of which we are also huge fans. Tuck into the wardrobes of Fiona AppleWinona RyderSofia Coppola, PJ Harvey and Hope Sandoval. Or you can find a convenient round up of all the 90s style icons that continue to influence us today as well. Including the likes of JLo, Julia Roberts and naturally, Kate Moss.

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