The Kooples 2012: Pete Doherty and SPORT Collections
by All Things Dark And Beautiful
Pete Doherty & The Kooples, SPORT The Kooples
Influenced by mod and suede head films, personal purchases from Berlin, and smart uniform school days, Pete Doherty has scrubbed up nicely to collaborate with the effortlessly cool brand The Kooples.
A small collection including a three piece suit and t-shirts printed with Doherty’s personal artwork brought together with Oxford brogues and and ‘Grandfather Braces’.
With pocket deer print handkerchief, and pink pocket lining, the devil is once again in the detail as always with the best of menswear.
As for the ladies, minimal garments including a Prince of Wales check jacket with Doherty crest medal detailing is very reflective of a uncomplicated Parisienne look. I love the shape of the cuffs for a different cut on a traditional fit.
I love the whole idea of the one of my most loved musicians collaborating with my one of my most visited contemporary stores; the story behind Doherty’s influences adds to the garments incredibly but if you were to take the name from the clothes they may seem a bit bland.
Yes, the average Kooples customer does know how to put an outfit together but those who are going to end up buying into this collection just because of Doherty better have a good understanding of ‘dandy’ because they could end up more rock’n’roll wannabe than effortlessly Parisian.
A further venture of The Kooples this year is their SPORT range, faced by french football legend Éric Cantona and his wife Rachida.
Slim fitting polo t-shirts for the boys and weightless zip detail t-shirts for the girls, The Kooples SPORT range is a collection for their off-duty, usually smartly dressed, French couple.
My favourite from the whole collection is definitely these Born to Box sweats for the boys. Look closely and the old-school illustration of a body shot includes high detailing including the fighters’ tattoos.
SPORT range on sale now, Pete Doherty & The Kooples Collection on sale March 14th.