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August 23 2014

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Lindeberg’s Lady: Ms. Independent

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“Women have been such a strong influence in my life,” BLK DNM designer Johan Lindeberg tells Style.com. “I can almost divide my life in chapters, based on the women I’ve been close to.”

The newest chapter (and woman) comes to life on screen in the seven-minute Film 2, which Lindeberg debuted at a private screening party at his Soho store last night. (The films, along with other creative projects like his BLK DNM Gazette, are part of the designer’s efforts to build BLK DNM as a lifestyle brand. Film 1, in case you missed it, was inspired by his break-up from a long marriage.) In the Martin de Thurah-directed Film 2, Raina Hamner portrays Lindeberg’s latest lady obsession—strong, independent women (who traipse around town outfitted in BLK DNM leather jackets and jeans, of course). “During the last year I got very influenced, almost obsessed, by a young woman,” Lindeberg says. “She became my inspiration and my muse and I had her always in my mind when I created the BLK DNM women’s product.”

As for what’s to come in Film 3, Lindeberg says he’s focused on “the process of finding your true expression—I have been working very hard to go deep in my intuition for many years and I think I finally found it.”

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