LA Brand Co Partners With François Girbaud

June 25, 2015 - fall Denim

INVENTIVE DENIM | Justin Kern (left), François Girbaud and Stephanie Danan collaborated on a plug collection, Co Denim Avec François Girbaud

This fall, designers Justin Kern and Stephanie Danan of a Los Angeles–based womenswear formula Co will supplement a four-piece tender denim plug collection to their line of romantic, pared-down separates. The integrate collaborated with French denim fable François Girbaud—the artistic mind behind a now-defunct cult tag Marithé + François Girbaud—who pioneered stonewashing in a ’70s. “It was astonishing and kind of magical,” says Danan, who knew

Raw denim sculpted into an A-line button-front coupler and wide-leg pant.

Girbaud as a child, when her conform distributor father alien his jeans into North America and a engineer common insinuate dinners with her family. She hadn’t oral to Girbaud in 20 years though reconnected with him when she detected that he had recently changed to L.A. Now Girbaud is a visit guest during Kern and Danan’s table. “He’ll run by a residence late during night to uncover us a new style, like he’s burst a code,” says Danan. Their partnership has constructed resourceful pieces including a button-front denim coupler done in Co’s signature A-line conformation and a high-waisted, wide-leg trouser whose curved-out join creates a slimmer shape. “François is a insurgent during heart who constantly hurdles us creatively,” says Kern. Adds Danan, “This is a many fun we’ve ever had designing.”

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