Leandra Medine Cohen, founder of fashion website Man Repeller, has got herself a new gig. She has partnered with Closed, the German clothing brand, on a capsule collection that will launch in October. The capsule consists of six essential wardrobe pieces including a jacket, denim shirt and jeans inspired by Medine Cohen’s personal style.
It will be available on Closed.com and selected retailers globally. Retail prices range from $215 to $640, and the partnership is for fall only. Together, Closed and Medine Cohen will donate a percentage of sales from the capsule collection to a charitable organization. The brand will also release a video and campaign images shot by photographer Cass Bird with creative direction by Lee Schwartz.
“The design process together with Leandra has felt very natural and fun on our end and we enjoyed having her involved in every aspect. It ultimately led to a product that feels equally Closed and Leandra,” said Gordon Giers, chief executive officer and cofounder of Closed.
Medine Cohen said, “Working with Closed on this capsule collection after over a year of having no excuse to get dressed reminded me that even through the urge to overstate myself with layers of color and fabric and print, there is absolutely nothing like the comfort of slipping into a well-made pair of jeans with a matching shirt, or the feeling of convenience and excitement in a sweater, or how much fun you can have in a pair of khaki trousers. I hope these are the clothes that support us back into the public sphere.”