American Apparel Does What It Wants by Drawing It

by Liz Colville

American Apparel has taken to drawing seductive, exceedingly young-looking ladies in NSFW situations with the help of a graphic illustrator named Boris Lopez, who has done work for places that aren’t clothing companies, like Hustler’s Barely Legal and Tight. It’s just easier than, but not quite as fun as, hiring models, and it seems to be part of an illustration trend cropping up on the AA website and that of its advertising partners. Regarding the products it actually sells, AA continues to do certain items right; I’m going to admit it’s hard to swear off them entirely, and the staff where I live is so goddamn nice). But! if you have successfully given them the cold shoulder, or have never even gone in there, where are you shopping for your basics and things? [Via]