This bank holiday Monday sees the launch of the Genetic x Liberty Ross capsule collection at Net-A-Porter and Selfridges we have all been waiting for.
Genetic Los Angeles have a knack for joining forces with beautiful, strong and charismatic women and their latest collaboration with Liberty Ross is out of this world. The exclusive capsule collection consists of six pieces – a jacket, high-waisted skirt, zippered pants, romper and denim and colour-blocked jeans – that have been influenced by Liberty’s model background and her transatlantic upbringing. “My life has always been split between London and Los Angeles, and the thread between both in terms of fashion has been denim,” she tells V Magazine. “I love it. To combine my life in LA, growing up in roller rink (my parent’s club) in the 80s and then moving to Portobello Road and the London grunge of the 90s, this collaboration is an expression of all of those influences.”
Liberty was introduced to the founder and creative director of Genetic Los Angeles, Ali Fatourechi, at a mutual friend’s dinner party. “The combination of life experiences, vulnerability and her upbringing created a healthy confidence that many look to discover,” says Ali. He offered Liberty creative autonomy in creating a capsule that is a reflection of how she sees herself. “I’ve tried to use the knowledge I’ve learned in fittings with incredible designers like Karl Lagerfeld or Tom Ford. You watch how they work and that’s such a privilege,” she says during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK. “The lines of the jacket I designed were very much inspired by early McQueen.”
The British model with an incredible portfolio that includes advertising Tiffany jewels as a young girl, modelling for Ozzy Osbourne’s album sleeve at age 10 and being on the cover of the September 2002 issue of cult magazine The Face alongside Kate Moss, was discovered by photographer Corinne Day as a teenager and went on to become the poster girl for Cool Britannia with high fashion clients including Burberry, Dior and Emanuel Ungaro. About her denim range she says that she wants the clothes to be worn by “a broad spectrum of women, they’re made absolutely with that in mind. All the denim has stretch, I’ve really been careful about the pocket placement and the bums have been carefully manipulated,” she says. “No matter what size, you’re going to look really hot.”
GENETIC x Liberty Ross is available at Net-A-Porter and Selfridges from Monday 25th August.