H&M group fashion brand Cos are exploring two new key directions this season for their Autumn/Winter collection: new proportions and soft tailoring.

Inspired by architectural lines and the experimentation of geometric drapes and rich textures, the collection offers a new take on classic pieces.

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Their menswear focuses on reinventing classics with a fresh and casual approach. A wool blend grey coat is given a twist with rounded shoulders, whilst a relaxed cotton shirt is tucked into flat-front wide-legged wool trousers, revealing an updated and modern silhouette that accentuates the waist and shoulders.

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The urban theme is exemplified in an oversized cotton utility shirt jacket in midnight green, paired alongside wide cropped trousers with a dropped crotch in the same deep shade. A long quilted technical parka highlights the focus on new materials and the significance of bold shapes in the collection.

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Geometric shapes are always at the heart of men’s accessories, and the approach taken by Cos here is no different, interpreted as a polished black leather square toe lace-up and a structured leather tote bag.

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The nod to architecture is referenced in the collection’s industrial palette of slate blue, charcoal grey, midnight green and cream. The tones are offset by a strong presence of red, inspired by the Italian architecture studio Pedevilla’s use of red pigmented concrete at a Tyrolean fire station. Outfits are styled together with tonal colour blocking and dark shades that create undefined border lines.

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The Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection, by COS