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Alexa Chung Curated Her Namesake Brand's First-Ever Spotify Playlist

The special selection of songs are inspired by the Fall 2020 "Suburban Punk" collection.

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Alexa Chung is going back to her DJ roots. This week, the British creative director and longtime music fan launched a Spotify channel for her namesake brand to coincide with the debut of its Fall 2020 collection, titled "Suburban Punk."

ALEXACHUNG will release bi-monthly playlists on Spotify, kicking off with one curated by Chung herself. Fittingly, the 18 selected tracks pay homage to the new collection's inspiration — the arrival of punk in the U.K. during the late 1970s — so the first-ever playlist boasts plenty of rebel rock icons, from the Buzzcocks to the Ramones.

After the jump, read on to learn more about a few of Chung's specially selected songs from her namesake brand's debut playlist, and shop some of her favorite pieces from the Fall 2020 "Suburban Punk" collection, too.

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"Shot By Both Sides" - Magazine

"'Shot By Both Sides' used to be my MySpace song. Remember MySpace songs? It seemed really important to broadcast your feelings through The Song. Very unclear what I was trying to express with that one."

"Take Me I'm Yours" - Squeeze

"I used to play 'Take Me I'm Yours' as part of my DJ set when I was younger. I would be posted to various universities around the U.K. to play their leavers' balls and would get constant complaints that my music wasn’t fun enough, which then I was insulted by but now I realize nobody really wants to listen to Can or Orange Juice when you could be dancing to Whitney Houston or something. Not a floor-filler but I think it is."

"Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)" - Patti Smith

"Patti Smith is a definite style icon of mine. Her androgynous suits and wild hair have always been a source of inspiration. I got to see her play a secret show at Electric Lady Studios in New York once and it was one of the best most intimate concerts I've been to."

"Blank Generation" - Richard Hell

"Richard Hell is an excellent name. I feel like people need to start being inventive again on the name front. Now we have sort of jolly-sounding DJ monikers when back in the day it was HELL for a last name. Great stuff."

Listen to the entire ALEXACHUNG playlist on Spotify now.

And ahead, shop Chung's favorite pieces from her brand's Fall 2020 "Surburban Punk" collection.

This dress' liquid metal houndstooth print will stand out at any party.

This cozy cardigan gets a stylish upgrade with a set of pearl buttons.

The bright pink and lilac stripes are giving us punk-meets-vintage vibes.

This skirt, with its oversized buckle and grommets, was inspired by '70s Japanese street style photography.

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