COS get ready for future chilly days with their latest collection for Fall/Winter 2015. With all eyes on a brand who've gone from strength to strength over the past twelve months, Style.com get a first look at the new line, the Hong Kong store playing host to yesterday's grand unveiling. A more conceptual feel across men's and women's, the design team's Winter references range from Marina Abramovic’s "512 Hours" performance to the stunning Greenland landscape captured by Olaf Otto Becker. Art, implicitly, or in the case of this upcoming collection, explicitly, has always been at the core of the brand's identity and output; a daring move for a high-street store and one that's clearly paid off.
While this more experimental approach to cut plays strongly the women's side, the men get their fair share of off-beat silhouettes. Collarless coats and blazers feel futuristic, tunics layered under monochrome suits suggest ecclesiastical robes while single decorative fastenings on jackets veer towards the androgynous. Head-to-toe blocks of standard COS shades: grey, navy and white, work particularly well across staggered layers, while the roll-neck 'n baggy trouser look appears in various color combinations. A wearable take on more left-field ideas, COS continue to give their mass-market peers something to aim for.