Reese Cooper elevated hitchhiking to an art form for Fall/Winter 2019, but the young designer is taking his brand a step further with its first-ever womenswear offering. Though Cooper’s slouchy workwear already lends itself to genderless comfort, this dedicated selection of women’s items is meant to complement the menswear, simultaneously offering distinct cuts and garments.
All garments are made in LA, as usual, with plenty of Cooper’s signature washed-out denim and industrial belts to go around. Standouts include an Italian wool coat lined with silk printed with an image of a sunset, that fabric is later repurposed into a youthful dress. Cooper’s preferred workmanlike plaid is given a feminine touch via pleated skirts and trim shirting, while cargo vests, workaday hoodies and sturdy jackets sport cropped cuts.
The industrial belts find new purpose as closure for a sleek leather bag, offering a contemporary accent to the slouchy, raglan-shoulder knitwear. Cooper’s outerwear remains a high point for his brand, with a striking Italian shearling jacket executed in versatile black. An adjustable high neck, complete with strap, and d-ring clip at the chest keeps in line with the designer’s blue collar aesthetic.
Expect Cooper’s Fall/Winter 2019 offering to hit stockists like SSENSE later this year, with both men’s and women’s offerings on hand.
For more looks with crossover appeal, check out the latest seasonal range from Adnym Atelier.
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