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Douglas Coupland, Fashion Designer

Douglas Coupland, the Canadian novelist who coined the term “Generation X,” has teamed up with big-time Canadian retailer Roots to put out a clothing line. The collaboration is a summer collection, and since, in Coupland’s words, “summer isn’t really a silhouette-creating season,” the wares stick to hipster basics like graphic tees, letter jackets, arm warmers, and leggings with a motherboard pattern. About this whole thing, we quote one Lelaina Pierce: "Well, I can't really define irony ... but I know it when I see it!" [Toronto Star via Abe Books]