COS launched on London’s Regent Street in March 2007. COS has a wide product range that is divided into a number of different concepts, incorporating fashion essentials, reinvented classics and modern trends for men and women. COS is created by an in-house design team of designers and buyers. COS has 189 stores in 32 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and the Middle East and currently retails online to 19 markets.
Throughout the last decade COS has remained true to its philosophy; to offer a high quality collection comprised of wardrobe staples as well as re-invented classics, in keeping with the brand ethos of modern, timeless, functional and tactile design. The first store opened on London’s Regent Street in 2007 and since then COS has grown in presence globally and in turn built a strong relationship with the art and design world. The brand’s seasonal collections have always been influenced by art and design and to share this interest with their customers COS has invested in collaborative projects with established and upcoming artists, designers and institutions and to date have worked on over 30 projects across Europe, Asia and the USA.
COS Managing Director Marie Honda commented, “We are proud of how the brand has grown over the last ten years. We are pleased and humbled that our customers have continued to appreciate our approach and engage with our collections, stores and collaborative projects with the art and design world.”
“We are proud of how the brand has grown over the last ten years. We are pleased and humbled that our customers have continued to appreciate our approach and engage with our collections, stores and collaborative projects with the art and design world.”
To celebrate the brand’s anniversary COS will create a 10 piece capsule collection with garments for women, men and children. Each garment’s pattern is created like a jigsaw with the full width of the fabric used, one shape deciding another, limiting any excess. These methods created a clean and considered collection with collapsing volumes and rectilinear silhouettes. Soft double layered panels are seen in a long-length shirt dress and men’s technical jacket with functional double-pockets. Japanese influences are apparent in the square-cut proportions of a men’s top and a women’s coat featuring kimono-style sleeves. Childrenswear features playful appliqué on a dress and shirt. The collection will be made with light fabrications of crisp cotton and technical polyester in a pared-back palette of sand and white.
COS Creative Director Karin Gustafsson said of the collection, “The design team took the opportunity to play and experiment in the pattern-cutting process, re-imagining the methods behind the design. The pattern-cutters and designers worked in parallel, referencing historical techniques that maximised the use of materials. As we look to the future we will continue to focus on the efficient use of fabrics and forward-thinking techniques.”
On sale from the 24th March 2017, the collection is available to buy worldwide in store and on cosstores.com