Lou Doillon for Lee Cooper
We are always enamored with the ensembles that Lou Doillon wears, so it's no shock that we're drawn to her latest designs for Lee Cooper. The swell collaboration started last year, when the storied denim company (they've been producing sturdy work wear, like overalls and jeans, for 100 years!), sought out a muse who would add an element of effortless cool to their worldwide brand. They found what they were looking for in Doillon, in fact, they hit the nail on the head, if we do say so ourselves. She is a marvel, with a notable sense of personal style (think: bohemian meets sexy tomboy). Not only are we smitten with Doillon's current offerings, but we are elated to know she's on board to design sixteen pieces every season for the next three years. That's right, dear readers, there is much more to come!
Unlike many celebrity-endorsed collections, Doillon assumes a very hands-on approach when constructing pieces for Lee Cooper. In fact, the free rein Lee Cooper offered is what appealed to Doillon in the first place (she also liked that the brand was originally made for workers, before it was something fashionable). For her fall compilation, she aimed to create clothes for girls with reckless abandon and derived inspiration from Charlie Chaplin's, The Kid, as well as the French film, Jules et Jim. Doillon accomplished her vision by constructing oversized trousers, tiny t-shirts, denim vests, and more. She also resolved that each garment be straightforward enough so as to leave room for the wearer to add whatever they want on top of it. (The perfect ode to her own individual panache!) In other words, she wants you to wear the clothes, rather than the other way around. Doillon succeeded in her intentions, so we chose a few favorites for you to get your hands on!-Jessica Amento, additional reporting by Roxanna Khamneipur
1. Skull Shirt ($63)
A 3/4 length button-up top is a great piece to use for fall's layered looks and we are particularly fond of this one. The top hat-wearing skull in the corner adds a very Doillon touch to a traditional piece. Wear this with a white pocket tank, a pair of black tapered jeans, and a fedora.
2. Linda Oversize V Neck Knitwear ($102)
Finding a v-neck sweater that is just right (not too short, not too long) is not as easy a task as one might think, but we are very pleased with the shape and shade of this one. Plus, it is made with a hint of cashmere, so it's pleasing to the touch! We picture Doillon throwing it on with a pair of leather pants and leopard flats-plus her signature bright red lipstick and unkempt hair, too, of course!
3. Catherine Long Knit Coat ($190)
This knit sweater jacket is very inviting and the ideal piece of outerwear to get cozy in all winter. Style it with Cheap Monday Jeans($65), black wedge boots, and an of-the-moment bag.
4. Johnny Denim Biker Jacket ($283)
This asymmetrical coat is an awesome denim interpretation of the season's must-have motorcycle jackets. Try wearing the denim piece over a simple white or gray fitted dress and over-the-knee boots.
5. Jules Oversized Boyfriend Shirt ($95)
We come across a fair amount of boyfriend shirts in our workplace and this one is currently in our top five. We'd like to see this multi-colored plaid top worn somewhat unexpectedly, like with the sleeves rolled up and buttons undone over a black tank, and paired with a black fitted miniskirt, Wolford tights ($50), and chic ankle booties.
6. Cocos Oxford Baggy Pants ($142)
We can see how Charlie Chaplin could have served as inspiration for these tentlike pants. Our advice? Go for a full-on Little Tramp ensemble by tucking a white top into the trousers and finish the look with suspenders.
7. Denim Waistcoat ($71)
A denim vest is a simple way to add a little warmth and a lot of style to an otherwise basic fall outfit. We would like to see this over a thin turtleneck with a flowy skirt, and a plethora of thoughtfully-chosen bangles.
Photo of Lou Doillon, WENN.