London-based fashion brand, COS, opened its highly anticipated Manila store at the Upper Ground Floor of SM Aura Premier with its Summer 2021 collection.
Inspired by the renewal of the seasons and the brand’s optimism for the future, this latest collection embraces warmer weather, while remaining versatile and timeless.
An amalgamation of statement pieces and relaxed essentials forms the foundation of the wardrobe. Loose-fitting silhouettes are designed to live in, whether at home, on the beach, or in inner-city locations.
Committed to sourcing quality materials that limit the impact on the planet, the season focuses on fibres that require less water and pesticides to cultivate, such as linen and hemp. These fabrics are durable while appearing weightless, fostering movement and draping. Repurposed materials are adopted throughout, with recycled nylon utilised in swimwear.
A continued focus on material innovation is highlighted within accessories. Developed by BloomTM, whose manufacturing process helps to clean and restore the environment, men’s sandals feature a flexible, high-performance foam partly made from Algae Biomass.
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In Womenswear, a relaxed and effortless approach to the season endures, highlighted by throw-on shirt dresses and swimwear styled in a ready-to-wear guise. Feminine blouses and cut-out detailing harmonize with utility accents. A 90s minimalist aesthetic is achieved through streamlined silhouettes and clean line layering, while craftsmanship remains central to the collection with an exploration of smocked details and braiding. The color palette is framed by bright whites, contrasting against summer darks to inject positivity and vibrance.
Within Menswear, a streetwear influence resonates throughout the season, with wide-legged trousers, pull-on shorts, and light layering pieces creating a relaxed dress sense. Set dressing and graphical stripes elevate looks. The Menswear color palette has a strong neutral ground, with a focus on shades of navy and green. Washed teals and light beige offer opportunities for tonal dressing.
Photographer: Robin Galiegue
Stylist: Virginie Benarroch
Make-up artist: Siddharta Simone
Hair stylist: Michal Bielecki
Featuring: Malgosia Bela, Amar Akway and Parker Van Noord