Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine Cohen launches a chic capsule collection to benefit NYC’s homeless women and their children.
There is no doubt Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine Cohen helped shape not only how a generation dresses but also how we all approach fashion. Moving the fashion flock from bodycon and stilettos to baggy jeans and makeup-free faces was a seismic shift that felt more feminist movement rather than mere fashion trends.
Now, Cohen is turning the same transformative power to philanthropic pursuits with the launch of a six-piece capsule collection in collaboration with CLOSED. The looks spotlight Cohen’s eccentric essentials: a jacket, khaki pants, jeans, a shirt, a cardigan and a balaclava.
A percentage of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to Win NYC, an organization that provides safe housing and critical services to help homeless women and their children rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness (with a separate donation being made personally by Cohen).
“Win supports homeless women and their children by providing housing and developing programs to help them back on their feet,” says Cohen. “The extent to which they emphasize the well-being of the children as a product of how much they care about supporting the women really resonated during a time when I was becoming more and more desperate to become a mother myself,” she shares. “Now that I am one, I am even more acutely convinced of their mission.”