American filmmaker Sofia Coppola is answerable for a few of Hollywood’s most memorable style moments – whether or not the glimpse of a discarded Converse boot among the many in any other case Rococo stylings of Marie Antoinette, the girlish babydoll attire of the Virgin Suicides, or the outré, label-heavy 2000s wardrobe of The Bling Ring, clothes has at all times been central to Coppola’s distinct directorial imaginative and prescient.
Coppola’s personal wardrobe can also be well-documented – her insouciant private model is knowledgeable by her shut relationships with designers and homes, most famously Marc Jacobs and Chanel – an experience she brings to a brand new collaboration with historic Scottish knitwear model Barrie. Revealed right this moment (30 Might 2023) and arriving in shops this November, the collaboration started with Coppola’s personal love of Barrie’s cashmere items and affords ’the perfect wardrobe for work, journey, and leisure… [for a reflection of] Sofia’s personal distinctive model.’
Sofia Coppola is collaborating with Scottish knitwear home Barrie
The items have been designed alongside Barrie’s French inventive director Augustin Dol-Maillot and are largely but to be revealed, although an accompanying portrait of Coppola – photographed by actress Margaret Quallery – sees her reclining on a settee sporting a easy Barrie + Sofia Coppola pullover and denims. ‘I’ve at all times been fascinated by Sofia’s precision by way of seems to be and angle. She at all times finds the right steadiness between timeless items and a contemporary silhouette,’ he says. ‘The collaboration seeks to attain this identical impact by specializing in the tiny particulars that remodel apparently easy items to make them timeless and fascinating on the identical time.’
The Home of Barrie was based in 1903 within the Scottish city of Hawick, which is traditionally recognized for its cashmere and wool mills. To at the present time, each piece is assembled by hand with expertise and equipment which have been handed via generations. In 2012, Chanel – which was already a longstanding shopper – acquired Barrie and initiated it as one among its Métiers d’Artwork homes (the title for the varied artisans and craftspeople that Chanel unites with on its collections). Dol-Maillot, who beforehand labored with Chanel with Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard, was made inventive director in 2018.
‘I’m an enormous fan of Barrie, I really like the nice high quality of their cashmere knitwear that I put on over and over,’ says Coppola. ‘Their items are actually timeless, straightforward, with lovely particulars. It was so enjoyable to work with Augustin and the Barrie group and picture my dream items: the concept of a journey wardrobe that works collectively, that’s cosy and stylish. I really like what Barrie has executed, I shall be dwelling in them this winter.’
‘I’ve at all times thought of Sofia’s magnificence to have that particular contact which makes it relaxed and cozy, but so fashionable,’ provides Dol-Maillot. ‘To me, that is precisely what the Barrie DNA is manufactured from, and this collaboration is the dream alternative to embody that.’