Liberty Ross, one of the most iconic models of the 1990s is leaving the scandal of recent years behind her and focusing on a new venture: fashion design. While there’s no hint of a fully-fledged ready to wear line any time soon, she’s dipped her toe into the water with a collaboration with L.A based denim brand Genetic.
Liberty’s 6-piece collection will land exclusively on Net a Porter on Monday and instore at Selfridges. Including graphic motifs and strict tailoring, the line is about more than just a pretty pair of jeans.
Liberty Ross x Genetic
Catching up with Liberty earlier in the month, we asked her about the inspiration behind the collection. ‘My favourite designers are Alaia and [Alexander] McQueen, Raf [Simmons]– designers that give you a really tight, sharp edge,’ Liberty explained. ‘My mini collection is based it on all of those sharp lines – there’s a jacket you just put on and you’re sharp and ready to go.’
Self-confessed denim girl Liberty explained that she has long been a fan of Genetic’s aesthetic: ‘I was a big fan of the brand before I met the team and then when we did meet they said ‘Oh my god Id love for you to work with us.’ So it was a very organic thing. It’s small, but it’s cool and very well edited – a really nice first foray into fashion design.’
Genetic Founder and Creative Director, Ali Fatourechi with Liberty Ross
The best part of the collaboration, Liberty said, was the chance to learn more about the industry. ‘I’m such a denim girl, its always been my go-to thing. I really wanted to explore that - denim’s so exciting now because there are so many different things you can do with a pair of jeans.’ The experience has also left her even more in awe of her designer friends than before, ‘I’ve learnt a lot about structuring things,’ she said, ‘and have become even more respectful of all these designers – I don’t know how they do so many collections back to back. It’s SUCH a lot of work!’
Click through the gallery above to see the full Liberty Ross x Genetic Collection available on Net-a-Porter.com