If I really think about it, the fact that I read blogs written by those ten years my junior, listen to music by teens and so on and so forth should be slightly embarrassing.  Except I’m not embarrassed because I just uttered that first sentence.  The fact is age is becoming quite irrelevant when teens are so bloody talented and basically put hopeless-dithering-dorky-twenty-somethings like myself to shame.  I should know as I’ve been investigating all things teen for Dazed Digital’s Teenage Takeover

So why should I surprised that a sixteen year old designer from Paris; Venus in Furs, has put her illustrated tees on the backs of…Jack Bevan from Foals, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden from MGMT and Ed McFarlane from Friendly Fires.

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Venus in Furs branches out a little into cute dresses, embellished tops and decorated bows too… but it’s those illustrations that have probably have people demanding ‘More more more!’ on his Etsy.  A bit funny, a bit cute and of course quite skilled… I’m loving the Clark Kent tee-dress…

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Now, just need to come to terms with the fact that I’m probably going to be wearing plenty of clothes designed by teens come 2009…thus making me feel even more of a plonker…

Comments (51)

  1. KD says:

    Oh no! Now I will feel pressured to be all talented and stuff!

  2. alixrose says:

    That Clark Kent one is my favorite too. He was a geek, like a pair of glasses could hide the fact that he was Superman, silly superhero.
    I really wish I could do my teens over,well not the high school part just that I would do a lot more creative things. But I do think that teenagers these days have a lot of things I didn’t back then. Like I thought the computer and internet were just for homework purposes.. silly me! Life could have been really different.

  3. I know, the teens are taking over the world. They have more focus or something, but I wouldn’t dare do my teens over. I’ll just take what I know now and make my twenty-somethings that more productive.

  4. winnie says:

    I’m a sucker for white tees with black graphic prints so the Clark Kent tee is perfect.

  5. penny says:

    yeah the clark kent one has to be the best!
    i always think that 16-18 year olds are a lot more talented/fashionable etc etc than they were when i was that age!

  6. Lily Melcher says:

    oh wow I would kill for that clark kent one!
    oh but I love that floral blue dress too! I know where I am making my next online purchase!

  7. katherine says:

    the second one is so dorky&funny&colourful, i love it!

  8. Charlii says:

    wow they are gorgeous.
    it’s really funny I went on the etsy link and it’s called ‘we are venus in furs’ and I thought it was ‘wear even us in furs’… kind of a silly logo lol…

  9. Sha sha says:

    I think the point isn’t about teens or twenty-somethings..the point is creativity that’s widely available and can be widely disseminated with the internet..so like…democratization! My grandparents put art on the internet too, I dig it.

  10. What can teenagers not do these days! The internet offers so many possibilities to everyone these days, you can just about do anything. I wouldn’t be surprised if future generations succeed with world domination as teenagers.

  11. Marian says:

    liking those t-shirts much! could do with a black and white one.
    muah
    marian

  12. i’ve been going on 15 for a while now its so much better than actually being an adult there’s so much well … hope ps i love this girls t’s so much she’s on the very long list of t shirts i like

  13. frances says:

    I feel like such a failure when I see people my age who are all mint and successful, ah dear. Goooood Clark Kent dress though.

  14. songy says:

    ahem 30 something speaking up here. Join the club.
    Age thing is becoming even more irrelevant. Those embrassing new media regardless of the age will understand the generation and those who don’t will miss out. How about that.. My father who is in his 60s blogs in Korean. He started before me and I felt pretty plonker then..

  15. jess says:

    cute shirts for the boys. i believe that boy #3 is Ben Goldwasser from MGMT not Andrew.
    i think the internet really opened up the world for the teenagers. i wonder how different i would be now if we had internet back then in the 80s and early 90s.

  16. kirsty lee says:

    oh how i wish i could wind back a decade and tell myself to do something more than just drink vodka and coke and listen to the manics in my bedroom.
    anyway, i blame lack of broadband for our teenage shortcomings.

  17. Amber CFS says:

    The shirts are sweet. It was one of my new years goals to design a few tees (instead of googling them) but woah, I’m 23 now… maybe the tee train has passed me by. Sulk!

  18. Maverick says:

    Thanks Susie 🙂 I’m so glad that you like it!
    Love your blog. I’ll probably be doing a bit more sketches some of the same, and some from other bloggers. I’ll let you know if I post anymore of you 🙂
    Love, Mavvie

  19. hannah says:

    those shirts are so creative and totally awesome. now with all the teens become international clothing designers, i don’t feel up to par anymore.
    well, awesome post also!
    :]

  20. shara says:

    Agree. The Clark Kent T is a winner. Yeah, he’s a geek, but so hot.

  21. AusAnna says:

    i now will have to loose weight to fit into these lil teenage designs. haha damn

  22. N + S says:

    Love the dress with the black belt!

  23. Erin says:

    Those are fantastic, I especially love the dresses!
    And if you’re still taking link submissions, I’d love to get on that. 🙂
    http://getdressed-erin.blogspot.com

  24. Miss Karen says:

    Ooh these tees are awesome! I really wish I spent more of my younger years being more creative 🙁

  25. Oooh, I’m intriguied.

  26. nancy says:

    i totally love your site. the chanel quote on your masthead is the dedication in my new book, “Denim Revolution”, with designer diy projects, that i think you would enjoy.
    nancy
    http://21centurydressmakers.blogspot.com

  27. I’m older than you, so I feel your same way (and beyond…) about age… The Party Girl tee is nice!

  28. jennine says:

    hehe… well some of the blogs i read are written by people who were born AFTER i graduated from high school. does that make me feel creepy? a little.
    you know whatt’s funny i thought the first pic was steve…

  29. Tamm says:

    WOW ur amazing!
    i spend most of my time decorating clothes and imagination is INCREDIBLE!
    i want to live with YOUR 
    wardrobe!!
    Tamarah , 13

  30. That’s a good thing! Wearing clothes made by teens helps them become more famous! 🙂

  31. Nil says:

    These are great designs. I don’t know is it because of something that teens eat or drink? I’m 20 but I really feel old when I see a 16 year old make a design and be famous. I’m so behind 🙂

  32. Ambroisine says:

    Those T-Shirts rocks ! A talented teen designer from Paris and i dont even know it..Thx for this great post 🙂

  33. Cate says:

    I dunno, it’s crazy, teens taking over the planet. Look at that Miley Cyrus chick, she’s younger than me and has more money than my entire family put together!!

  34. Enkha X says:

    I’m loving these, esp the last 2!
    ;D
    Enkha X
    The Fashion Birdcage

  35. Anonymous says:

    Not surprising at all, I’d say. Teens have tons going for them, and what’s great about our modern times is that they can showcase their talents in a way that the older generation (i.e.: me!) could never have done before. I’m all for early success. Gets ’em out of the house faster, too! 😉

  36. nathalia says:

    love tees too! and it’s really fun to draw one for yourself, talk about making fashion personal! great blog:)

  37. Sal says:

    Can’t say the tees turn me on, but dang those dresses sure do. Especially the alphabet print.

  38. Love these!
    xoxox,
    CC

  39. Charm says:

    I agree with Alixrose, but when I think about it, I was kind of my own cool anyway. I hunted in thrift store, bummed around in docs, wore scarves and my father’s shirts…kind of like foreshadowing and all without the aid of the internet…Weird when I put major thought into it, but I’m kind of happy just knowing I was me…

  40. Kitty says:

    So cute! I love it, just waiting for there to be some more back in stock
    Kitty x

  41. tonks says:

    what kind of felt tip pen was used. does anybody know? can permanent marker withstand constant washing??

  42. k says:

    oh, I remember them. I just don’t know why they change they’re name from Milk Creation to Venus in Furs (I prefer the first one)…

  43. Danielle says:

    tonks:
    Permannet marker for the most part, will not wash out. If I were to buy one of these T-shirts I would wash them lovingly by hand just to be extra sure.

  44. Jack Davey says:

    I don’t want to sound vitriolic, but this is all such bollocks.
    I can’t bear teenagers these days… especially ones from london. I live in london and am only 18, but I am so disillusioned with my generation… I can’t fucking stand them. I wish I wasn’t a teenager in this era… i’m stuck with such a bunch of twats. And this whole teenage takeover is such a pile of shit… it is just these cocky kids who are stupid enough to pose and “represent” todays youth.
    AHH, DOWN with teenagers of today!

  45. Bana says:

    @ Jess
    You’re right, that’s Ben, not Andrew

  46. Nadia says:

    All the T-shirts look freakin dope man.Danielle you’re from London and you cant stand your peers? Why such angst? I thought London have like the most coolest fashion lads around!But I understand how you feel at times where everyone just look so generic! Awesome that you have your belief and opinions! refusing on conforming:)
    X http://jobstaxi.com

  47. Anonymous says:

    Oh my god! That should be fashion????? äääääääähhhhhhhhhh! Oh holly shit. I want to die! Please god let me die!

  48. Tasha says:

    i do love that clark kent tshirt, and the dresses are really lovely too especially the floral print!
    teenagers are amazing in my opinion, but i am 15 :/

  49. g says:

    jack, you actually sound like a eighTEEN years old person, why being such a hater ?

  50. J.Christ says:

    whats so talented about drawing a face that a five year old could do on a 50p white tee shirt??
    all the above models look like smack heads who fell into an oxfam bin,?
    and as for the comments about teens taking over,, at 30 they`ll all be squinty eyed bag heads that stare at computer monitors all day writing about how great THEY are,, with rsi from repetitive keyboard use,, and knowledge that only extends to the misinformed data they read on wikipedia,,
    what use will that be in the future?
    this generation of teens is already dead.

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