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'Urban Feelings' by Philipp Jelenska Updates the James Dean Aesthetic

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 25, 2010   Updated: May 31 2011 • References: cubaphotographer.at and behance.net
'Urban Feelings' by Philipp Jelenska is a menswear shoot that updates the devil-may-care attitude James Dean embodied in 'Rebel Without a Cause.' A standard black motorcycle jacket and tailored jeans make their appearance, as does a skinny white suit with rolled-up trousers.

'Urban Feelings' by Philipp Jelenska breathes modern life into rebellious youth fashion; even gentlemanly suits get a roughed-up edge using leather.

Implications - Tired of clean-cut looks, consumers are looking to bring a rebel personality to their attire. Rock and roll culture has been prevalent in inspiring brands to bring a counterculture edge to inject a sense of excitement and danger into their products. As consumers continue to seek to deviate from the norms of fashion, brands can continue to look to alternative lifestyles and bring a whole new rebel style to the mainstream.