Monday, 19 March 2012

Doherty & the Kooples

That good-for-nothing, sadomasochistic skag addict, Pete Doherty, has teamed up and released a new collection with The Kooples.

I'm afraid I am biased. I love Pete Doherty and I love his musical talents. He doesn't want to be a role model, so I'm not going to sit here and explain why the majority of the population consider him as being the worst thing to happen to Britain since 1979. Instead, I'm going to report on his exciting new collaboration with the french brand.

Since abandoning good old Albion in 2011 after the death of our Amy (R.I.P) and fleeing to Paris, Doherty has played handfuls of gigs and apparently found inspiration by falling in love. With this location change, it has become easier for Doherty to promote his new venture with The Kooples, which he designed for release early last year.

After being incarcerated at Her Majesty's pleasure for drug possession in 2011, the A/W 11 range was postponed for release until S/S 12. The collection was released on 14th March. 

Pete Doherty, with the help of ex-girlfriend Irina Lazareanu, have modelled the new range that features 60's slim fit tailoring, capturing essences of Doherty's famous mod-esque suits. The range wouldn't be complete without his signature braces and trilby hat. For the women, Doherty designs 60's dresses, blazers and tailored shorts. Also featured throughout the clothing is artwork created by Doherty for his Grace/Wastelands EP from 2009.

Not everybody knows who The Kooples are, and why should they? After all, there is no British wikipedia entry on the trio. The womenswear brand, Comptoir des Cotonniers, is where The Kooples stemmed from. The three sons of the brand created the label in Paris in 2008, inspired by androgyny, military and sharp tailoring. Sounds like Pete all over, right? The brand essentially creates styles for a koople, his 'n' her etc. taking inspiration from musical sub culture and vintage pieces.

What do you think about the Kooples new collaboration with Peter Doherty?


  1. Nice post lovely!

  2. Love Pete Doherty! This collection is amazing, they couldn't collaborate with anyone more perfect for the brand xxx

  3. so wonderful collection! I love it:)
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  4. omg this collaboration must turn HUGE! i love that printed top. will surely check more about their collections ;D I love your blog, all contents are amazing <3

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