The Kooples puts an artistic twist on menswear with the help of Richard Orlinski

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October 25, 2017 | BY AFP Relaxnews

The Kooples has teamed up with contemporary artist Richard Orlinski for a limited-edition fashion capsule collection this fall.

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The French fashion house launched a menswear collection created with the artist and sculptor this week, featuring a series of designs inspired by the "rebellious spirit of street art."

The 16-piece collection, designed with the brand's menswear artistic director Alexandre Elicha, features 
streetwear staples such as t-shirts, plaid and denim shirts, a leather jacket, bomber jacket and hoodie, and three trouser options. Orlinski's graffiti covers the designs, with panthers, crocodiles, and catch phrases like "Born Wild" and "Too Young to Die" lending the series a 90s-inspired edge. There is also a high-top sneaker, directly inspired by his pop-art, urban motifs.

Elicha and Orlinski have also reimagined the label's signature skull head logo in sculpture form, coming up with a graffiti-covered piece that is set to go on show at select The Kooples boutiques internationally.

The Kooples is no stranger to quirky collaborations -- in July this year, the brand released a handbag series with model and ‘It Girl' Emily Ratajkowski, and earlier in the year it teamed up with sportswear giant Puma to reinvent the latter's iconic ‘Clyde' sneaker.

The Kooples x Richard Orlinski is now available to purchase in select US and European stores, and online at www.thekooples.com.