Fourteen years – that's how long the Parisian côte&ciel has been reforging baggage, putting a fresh architecturally-led spin on commuting essentials. Starting small and consistently expanding over the years, its options are renowned for being function first, tactile, and traditionally monochromatic.
Small touches of color have presented themselves between collections, but FW21 offered a deeper exploration of palette, ushering in a range of rich blues across classic styles.
Spring/Summer 2022 sticks to primary colors, switching our oceanic hues to put the "Brick Red" Series in its place – bringing with it four additional styles to the extensive collection.
New structural additions include the SARU, YUKON, KAMA, and TANANA. The first pair are adaptable backpacks, designed with a focus on high levels of organization, perfect for city commuters that quickly find their baggage spilling over with tech and wires.
The latter duo, the KAMA, and TANANA, offer more traditional styles, the first being a classic but compact backpack with an expandable front pocket, while the second is a smaller version reworked as a cross-body bag.
Tying the collection together are evolved takes of the ISARAU VELO and INN VELO, with additional design details giving them the ability to be secured to most bicycle frames.
In a full-circle moment, SS22 will also see the brand open its first concept store in Paris, painted blue and pink from floor to ceiling to emulate to city's sky.
The new collection will launch online from February 14, and make its global debut in all stores on February 18.