Kim Gordon Launches New Clothing Line

Pitchfork brings us this gem from The New York Times Styles section: Kim Gordon, long-time bass player of Sonic Youth and godmother of all things cool, has started a new fashion line called Mirror/Dash with two of her friends—Melinda Wansbrough and Jeffrey Monteiro. The first piece is a Françoise Hardy-inspired military-style wool jacket that’s selling for $415 (you can find it locally at the downtown boutique Opening Ceremony). “I know, every designer says they’re inspired by Françoise Hardy,” Ms. Gordon told The Times. “But I’ve been listening to her records for 15 years.” More pieces from the line will be rolled out later this year.

Hearing about this we can’t help but think of one of Ms. Gordon’s earlier sartorial endeavors, X-Girl, the youthful female clothing line that every badass alternachick was rocking back in the mid-’90s. But it seems like Mirror/Dash, which shares its name with an experimental musical project Ms. Gordon does with her husband, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore, will have a more mature edge. “There’s a need for clothes for cool moms,” Ms. Gordon said.