COS Offers Up a Refined Take on Day to Evening Dressing

Long coats, mohair knits, and plenty of suiting.

After a jaunt to Paris last spring, COS made a return to New York fashion week last night, with a show at the Car Club. As the sun set over the Hudson River the rich brown runway coupled with the metallic sculptural forms in the center glinted in the waning evening light. Selena Forrest opened the show, clad in a black trench, white shirt and tie, highlighting what the brand describes as an exploration of contrasts in their show notes. Consisting of 43 looks, with a mix of their mainline as well as their higher priced COS Atelier collection, the collection featured day to evening dressing with an emphasis on timelessness.

Outerwear was a standout, especially a slouchy black bomber as well as a long black embellished coat, that sparkled under the lights. Also worth noting was the array of suiting, with oversized gray blazers as well as leather styles redefining power dressing. To round it out, knitwear, many of which were made with responsibly sourced mohair, offered sophisticated yet cozy styles that are sure to be popular.

Speaking of sustainability, the brand also noted that the materials used in this show were either rented or would be donated, as a commitment towards reducing the environmental impact of the production. The carpeting as well as metal structures are destined for Materials for the Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the City’s which provides non-profits, public schools, and city agencies with access to free materials.

Pieces from the runway show are in stores now, with more trickling in as the weeks progress while the COS Atelier will hit in October. The concept of see now buy now has been explored and abandoned over the years to varying degrees of success by brands but for COS, it makes sense. Seeing these clothes move on the runway, with the knowledge that certain pieces are already in stores now with more set to trickle in over the course of the next few weeks, is effective in appealing to their customers.

Images courtesy of COS.

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