The Kooples, The Coat, and Jim Moriarty
This coat has beautiful clean lines and a simple interesting trim. From The Kooples, a hip modern French brand, inspired from the mixing and matching between a couples clothing. I feel The Kooples is part of a new wave of designers that cater to the hip young and wealthy consumer. This consumer loves a classic design that has an interesting element, the quality, location of assembly, and raw materials sourcing are all important. It is not about fast fashion anymore, it is about looking the part, helping local artisans, and the search of classic wardrobe building pieces. Even if The Kooples does not fit all of these criteria, I feel they still rank within this group. The designs are androgynous and the men’s and women’s line coordinate. The marketing is fantastic in using real couples as models. While in Paris I could not get enough of this brand, they are everywhere from Galeries Lafayette to over 30 boutiques just in Paris. Soon to be coming to the states, I am so excited! The Kooples is ultra hip, young, classic, and luxury.
On that note, what a great costume design for Jim Moriarty! In a recent online shopping session I came across a great coat that could be a nice women’s alternative for The Kooples coat.
This coat from AllSaints Spitalfields is a classic crombie coat, wool blend, with a stand up leather trim collar, very clean lines, and external darts on the back.
Check out the Aleggro Coat here!