Utilitarian details, polished layering and eclectic elements
By Samantha Francis; Photos: Courtesy of COS
COS is synonymous with timeless pieces that offer plenty of wardrobe mileage, and its Autumn/Winter 2016 collection is no different. What stood out this season are the utilitarian details that nod to high-tech performance gear and a sense of functionality.
Trims of eyelets, straps and zips are set on a palette of rich, dark navy, intense blue, ochre, burgundy and forest green — said to be inspired by the intense colours found in the backdrop of Lynette Yiadom Boakye’s paintings.
Layering is encouraged, with polished separates in materials like silk chiffon and bonded wool coming together nicely for a touch of playful mix and match.
Silk Chiffon Top with Bonded Wool Panels in Navy Sharp; Pleat Wool Trousers in Navy; Merino Polo Neck Piece in Navy; Polished Leather Lace-Up Shoe in Black