The Kooples Unveils Its F/W ’16-’17 Collection


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Paris-based contemporary fashion label The Kooples unveils its fall-winter collection for man and woman. Established in 2008 by brothers Alexandre, Lauren and Raphael Elicha, the brand takes its name from the English word couples, as their aim points to feature real-life lovers and partners through their appealing advertisements. The Kooples concept is based on the idea of borrowing clothing from the lover’s closet and the collections  are focused on a chic rock ‘n’ roll & boho look. 

Women

The perfect-poncho in red and black tartan over bohemian, floral microprint shirts, mariachi trousers and the prettiest Lavallière blouses. With a chic and nonchalance, austerity and attitude, Simone de Beauvoir writes about the third sex and little flowers to Don Diego de la Vega!

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Day meets night for the Dia de los muertos: white dotted muslin over black chiffon, a dress with a tiny floral print trimmed with a black ribbon, a black mini dress with a white lacy bibfront tied with a black bootlace and biker jackets over pleated skirts. This kind of chic cultivates the art of contrasts under long jackets, crossed at the hips, frock coat jackets hiding a cloud of chiffon skirt and boldly masculine buckled monk-strap shoes.

Men

With a dark eye and a serious look under a Latino-style fedora or a Gatsby cap from Ireland via «Once upon a time…The revolution», the boys are wearing suits over gypsy-print shirts, or V-necks without lapels, sheared velvet waistcoats, unstructured overcoats, fringed tone-on-tone silk jacquard scarves, glistening under the black sunlight of the Dia de los muertos.

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Silhouettes are tapered, trousers are cut short over boots, and buckled monk-strap shoes for these bohemian aristocrats. They’re working an effortless, off-beat chic with big, makeshift-looking jackets with fur lapels, rings on every finger – jackets that fasten with a clip «for a luxury trip», collar chains and ankle-length leather trousers. Everything can be put together and taken apart. Like an hidalgo, who’s half provocateur, half aristocrat, dressed in haste by some kind of voodoo secondhand clothes dealer.


Lookbook Stylist : Melanie Ward
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