Kim Gordon in September 2010.
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You may know Kim Gordon as the badass bassist behind Sonic Youth, but a lot of younger gals prooabbbly don’t know that she was the QUEEN of cool girl fashion in the ’90s. She created the New York alternachick clothing line X-Girl (which now is based exclusively out of Japan), and in 2008 she launched Mirror/Dash, a Françoise Hardy-inspired collection designed exclusively for Urban Outfitters. This week she announced yet ANOTHER designer collab (!!!)—this time with French clothing company Surface to Air. Kim told The New York Times’ T Style blog she created 12-piece capsule collection filled with mix-and-match basics. She wanted all her pieces to be able to fit into the overhead compartment of a bus during long tours. “You can’t pack that much for the road, and I’ve always liked the idea of not dressing up for a performance,” she told T Style blog. The line will feature everything from neon orange pants to snakeskin boots to graphic tees, but Kim said her favorite piece from the collection is a silk dress with a digital shattered-glass print with slits down the sides. “It’s a little narrow and sexy, but you can move your arms around, do what you need to do. Girls are going to like that.”
After spotting Kim sporting Surface to Air boots during a show, founder and C.E.O. Jérémie Rozan said he feels “lucky” to be collaborating with Kim in 2012. Right after they agreed to work together, Kim immediately sent over sketches and photographs of her personal style icons (Catherine Ribeiro and, again, Françoise Hardy) to the Paris-based design team, and even admitted that she’s “a sucker for French culture.” To get your hands on the Surface to Air x Kim Gordon collection, check out one of their three worldwide stores or website later this month.