Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino releases a clothing range with Urban Outfitters
It isn’t just a new album that singer Bethany Cosentino has up her sleeve for this year: retail giants Urban Outfitters have approached her with the request that she produces a capsule collection.
For a short time the singer considered a career in fashion, before Best Coast was formed, Beth worked as an intern for The Fader magazine. She used to hand-make clothes that she would sell online.
Beth’s twelve-piece collection will be a part of Urban Outfitters’ Urban Renewal vintage-inspired range and should be available online and arriving in stores around May this year.
Urban Outfitters have previously collaborated with only one other musician. In 2009 Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth designed a collection for the clothing chain, so Beth finds herself in achingly cool company.
In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Beth confessed: “Stevie Nicks has always been my fashion icon, so I wanted to blend her infamous witchy style with the 90s valley-girl theme that I was so entranced by as a young girl.”
The singer said that “this line is like the inside of my suitcase when I go on tour: skirts, dresses, crop tops. The collection has a lot of darker colours.” Expect to see these if you are catching Best Coast at one of their five gigs when they tour the UK this June.
“I think this collection is like if Stevie Nicks and Cher from Clueless had a baby and they took her to a séance.” Beth, to be honest I can quite literally think of nothing better!