New York City’s iconic skyline sets the backdrop for COS’ debut at New York Fashion Week – a celebration of creativity, positivity, and imagination. Presented at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Manhattan, above the city’s bustling streets, the Autumn Winter 2022 collection delivers the perfect wardrobe foundations for the season and beyond.
Drawing inspiration from New York, the runway, sheathed in reflective material, mirrors the distinctive surrounding architecture. Absorbing the dynamic energy of the surroundings, mood-boosting colors, light, and movement create an uplifting and empowering atmosphere, revealed internationally through livestream – unifying a global audience.
The overarching precedence of style over fashion remains. Timeless yet innovative, COS’ tailoring is refined; single- and double-breasted blazers are functional yet elegant, and trousers fluid. Positivity is expressed through bursts of color in varying green, purple, pink, and orange tones, while retro influences are reinvented, creating the icons of the future. From 1970s-style leather boots and soft knit vests to 1990s minimal tailoring and grunge-style multi-layering, mixed proportions form a laidback silhouette.
Continuing to champion individual expression, Desserto cactus leather bags in acid brights, knitted hoods, and bucket hats add flair to everyday looks. Material consideration continues throughout, with over 92 percent of the collection made from more sustainably sourced materials; paired with neutral suiting, natural, undyed cashmere is introduced. Classic coats are presented in oversized utility-inspired styles or crafted in leather, herringbone, and tweed, transforming everyday pieces.
For the first time, occasionwear pieces are introduced, focused on uncompromising quality and impeccable attention to detail. Developed in the COS in-house atelier, a coordinating skirt set uses 100 percent recycled sequins, while a coin-shaped collage evening dress adds structure – looks are completed with coats in soft, luxurious cashmere.
A selection of items from the show collection are available at COS stores and cos.com and limited numbers will continue to drop throughout the season.