The phrase that comes to mind when looking at the new F/W collection from The Kooples is “Rakish Elegance.” Make no mistake, these clothes are for a certain body type (did somebody say ‘m-anorexic’?) – but with that being said, one needs to respect the overall look and fashion statement they put forward with this offering. The pants are super-slim, the shirts are cut very narrow, the coats and leather jackets have sleek silhouettes and the details never inundate the garments. Somewhere Hedi Slimane (of the Dior era) is looking at these clothes and having a wet dream. Originally from Paris, The Kooples is looking to make a major mark in the US market, and with composed looks like these, it looks like they are on the right track.
See more looks in the sildeshow above.