In sad media news, Zoë Kravitz’s Hulu series High Fidelity has been cancelled after its freshman season. Here at NBGA though, we still want to pay some deserved credit to Robyn “Rob” Brooks’ cool girl style, effortlessly worn by Kravitz.
Sarah Laux, who assisted Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood on the pilot and then took the reins for the rest of the series, says Rob’s style is influenced by singer Patti Smith, Kurt Cobain, Winona Ryder in Reality Bites and even ’90s Drew Barrymore.
This styling is tomboyish, low-maintenance while remaining clean and attractive, and boasts both masculine and feminine silhouettes.
Although Kravitz could probably wear anything and look great—she wears a belted leather trench coat at one point but somehow doesn’t give off any out-of-place Matrix vibes—Rob’s style exudes the kind of slouchy-cute, easy to wear yet untouchably cool aura everyone wants to master at least once.
At one point Rob wears loafers with socks, an oversized shirt, and shorts. Would this look presentable on anyone else? Tough to say. But on Rob, it’s simultaneously unique and somehow accessible.
Want a pair of Rob’s platinum sock boots that she pairs with most outfits? According to Sarah Laux, they’re apparently “completely unobtainable.” They’re based on one of Kravitz’s own pairs by Helmut Lang, which Laux had knocked-off by a shoemaker in London.
Much of Kravitz’s own wardrobe also played into the show. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Zoë’s own pieces include Rob’s green Hawaiian shirt, a Saint Laurent mini-skirt, and many t-shirts. It seems most of Rob’s outfits are one-of-a-kind, vintage, or personalized, which fits right in with the theme of her style.
Rob navigates and examines her life through music, romance, and trying to get over her one true love. Her storyline may be relatable, but her sense of style is enviable.
Excuse me while I go search for a vintage band tee.