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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection, by COS