METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has shot a series of black-and-white images featuring his wife, model Jessica Miller, for the new denim collaboration between Citizens Of Humanity and German e-commerce site MyTheresa.com.
Priced from $408 to $536, pieces range from a sleeveless black denim Trucker Vest to the oversized denim Classic Jacket in a light blue wash, and three concert-ready jean styles — all manufactured entirely in Los Angeles at Citizens Of Humanity's in-house laundry and manufacturing facilities.
Asked by Vogue how his involvement in the project came about, Lars said: "Three or four months ago, I was approached via my publicist about doing a piece in the Citizens Of Humanity magazine with Justin O'Shea. [He's] a really cool guy and I had always been aware of him from the sidelines, so when the idea presented itself via the magazine to do something together, I jumped at it. [O'Shea and I] just hit it off. It felt like we were kindred souls or lost brothers, so we're hanging out the whole day, shooting stuff for the magazine, he's interviewing me and we're talking, and last thing he was doing [at MyTheresa] before he went on to Brioni was this new denim collection inspired by harder rock bands in the '80s, my own included. METALLICA was one of his inspirations in putting [it] together, and basically by the end of the day, we were going, 'Wouldn't it be fun if I shot photos of my wife for the launch?' It wasn't something that came through branding people; it was literally just Justin and me hanging out."
Ulrich also spoke about his personal approach when it comes to fashion. "Fashion has to be comfortable, and it should never be too forced," he said. "I'm Danish, and Danish people can be a little contrary in their worldview. I like to sometimes be a little contrary — overdress in situations where it's more casual, and I like to mix things a lot. If I've got a nice blazer, a nice pair of pants, then maybe have some rougher shoes, or vice versa. The turnaround at Saint Laurent in the last couple of years has been interesting and inspiring to watch. [I'm] sad to see Hedi go. I've got a lot of Rick Owens stuff that fits me really well, because it's nice and tight. I'm not a big guy, and I've been fortunate to keep it on the skinnier side, so I like things that are tighter. I got married in Saint Laurent; those suits fit me really well."