COS × Anatol Knotek is the latest collaboration by the London-based fashion brand. In continued dialogue with the creatives who inspire COS’ designs, the collection captures Austrian artist’s typographic elements and monochrome color palette.
Partially color-blind, Anatol’s artwork replaces color and drawn lines with words, instead working with language to create impact. Anatol’s apparently simple artwork usually conveys a hidden message, often incorporating a sense of humor. His artwork, aptly named, The Solution, forms the foundation of the capsule, where the poem arises from the problem.
Crafting simple yet powerful works of visual poetry, Anatol comments, ‘The nature of literature is descriptive, and the nature of visual art is sensual – this gives plenty of room for experiments with expression.’
The unisex collection comprises one of the timeless COS signatures: the classic relaxed-fit T-shirt used as the canvas for two T-shirt designs in inverted colorways.
The collection is available in-store for a limited time only. COS in Manila is located in SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor 26th Street, Fort Bonifacio.
Inspired by contemporary culture, COS is known for iconic wardrobe pieces, elevated essentials, and innovative designs that are made to last. Dedicated to quality and sustainability, COS takes a bespoke approach to design, creating unique collections that combine function with timeless style.
Meanwhile, visual and concrete poetry, installation, and conceptual art are at the center of Anatol Knotek’s artistic work, which has been exhibited internationally. His concrete and visual poems have been published in journals, chapbooks, schoolbooks, and anthologies. He is a member of the Austrian art association.