Rock and roll is as chic as ever, and Barbara Palvin and Dylan Sprouse are the undeniably sexy stars leading the new wave. The fashion-forward couple is the face of The Kooples’ Fall 2019 collection, which comprises a range of statement prints, flowy silhouettes, and plenty of black.
The duo features in the promotional shots for the collection, perched on metal fire escapes and sprawled out on velvety couches. Known for his sense of humor, Sprouse’s seductive affect in the photos is something fans don’t often see. “We do tend to goof off with each other during the shoot and we're always trying to make each other laugh until the photographers tell us to "look moody" or get "serious and sexy,” said Sprouse about the shooting process.
In perfect harmony with the brand’s edgy yet wearable pieces, supermodel Palvin has teamed up with The Kooples for a new collection of leather box bags, the first that the brand has ever offered. Affectionately named “Barbara,” the leather bag ($425) is a blend of everyday chic and night-out luxury. The timeless cosmetic bag silhouette comes in several leather finishes, including classic black and red, navy, black, or red faux crocodile, and almond faux python.
For a model as busy as Palvin, having the perfect everyday bag is a necessity. When we asked what she carries around, boyfriend Sprouse got candid, saying, “Barbara keeps a plethora of snacks in her bag at all times, but she has, on occasion, stored a teensy bottle of Jagermeister for when we knew the event was going to be boring.” Honestly, goals.
The bag was released on October 15 in conjunction with the Fall 2019 collection, and it’s out just in time to bring your goth-chic Halloween costume to the next level. Sprouse and Palvin are notorious for their iconic Halloween couples costumes, going as Future Trunks (Dragon Ball Z) and Gaara (Naruto) to Heidi Klum’s party last year. What’s in store for this year, you ask? Sprouse answered, saying, “We're always leaning on anime and characters from the media we prefer, so without spoiling it, we are thinking of doing Miyazaki films this year.” We cast our votes for Sophie and Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle—just imagine how perfect!
The “Barbara” bag and the rest of The Kooples’ Fall/Winter 2019 collection is available here.