If you are still on an “out with the old and in with the new” high from the start of the year and are looking to sharpen your closet with contrasting silhouette shapes that are minimalistic, cool and contemporary look no further than COS.
Not only does the contemporary and functional label deliver on quality and style but it oh so effortlessly captures the true essence of minimalistic brilliance. And if a brand’s social media presence is anything to go by these days, then COS stands high on the sartorial pedestal.
The forthcoming COS Spring Summer 2018 collection inspired by Zaha Hadid is a powerful ode to the past, present, and imagined future. It competently highlights the minimalist label’s approach to clean design and expert craftsmanship, showcasing evolved proportions and tailored pieces with unexpected lengths and cuts, and features innovative details such as three-way fastenings.
The collection playfully explores organic shapes and natural materials, where influences of time are apparent in the artisanal work methods and reinvented modern pieces which have a futuristic tone and quiet drama. The result is a series of understated modern classics composed in interchangeable modular ways along with priceless classics that have been revisited in surprising materials with details that have been beautifully misplaced.
The collection reflects a natural and refined color palette which is in keeping with the brand’s core ethos moving from purest white through to organic papery and wood-inspired tones to summer browns combined with powdery accents of ochre, leaf green, mint, navy, petrol, and red clay.
The architectural designs are brought to life by cottons in a range of forms— textured, coated, crisp, and crumpled, which gives way to layering in the arrangement of looks. The play on volume and contrasting proportions continues throughout the collection in the composition of boxy jackets, fitted trousers, and classic high-collared shirts.
Peruse the slides ahead to see the must-have pieces from the COS Spring 2018 collection.
Words by Madiha Sheikh