Charlotte Gainsbourg modeling her capsule collection for Current/Elliott
It's been a while since I've heard any exciting news about Current/Elliott. At one point the only time I read about the two founders Emily and Meritt was when they were doing style features on WhoWhatWear. I'm not implying that a brand always has to be creating buzz, but a few years ago you couldn't browse a fashion magazine or website without reading about them.
When I heard that Current/Elliot was launching a capsule collection with French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg my first reaction was to run to their website to see if it was still up. Much to my surprise, not only does it still exist, it was full of sartorial goodies. Clearly I've been out of the loop and certainly they have been on their game because "dressing like a French girl" has been the title of more than one fashion blog.
Charlotte's simplisticly raw but chic style is most certainly French and her collection is a mirror image of her personal tastes. Gray slim-straight jeans and leather hot pants are bottomweight standouts while tops are mostly oversized shirts and shrunken jackets.
What I find interesting is that if you dissect the collection into two separate trends, the first would be rock girl chic and consists of leather jackets, hot pants and gray jeans. The second trend would be 90's Gap girl with striped sweaters, oversized tees and button-downs. Both trends combined create a collection that is just shy of androgynous with a hint, just a whiff, of sex appeal.
Current/Elliott is no stranger to high end designer collaborations having partnered with Mary Katrantzou and Diane von Furstenberg in the past. This latest partnership, however, will be the first with a celebrity.
To obtain Ms Gainsbourg's now imitable style you'll have to shell out $128 for a t-shirt on the low end and $2,268 for a leather trench coat on the higher end, but I'm sure her fans won't mind the steep price.
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