COS presented their AW ’15 collection yesterday in collaboration with prized architect André Fu, who designed a minimal landscape installation inside Hong Kong’s Central Ferry Pier No. 4. The show overlooked Victoria Harbour, providing a beautiful juxtaposition to Fu’s stark, controlled environment on the Pier’s upper deck.
“I see COS as a clothing brand that renders the essence of fashion going forward—pure, tactile and approachable,” Fu said. “The collaboration embraces an honest testimony of these qualities through a spatial experience that is sequential and somewhat interactive.”
Japan served as a core influence for COS this season, manifesting into clean clothes that balanced relaxed silhouettes with a subtly dramatic finish. The 1960’s Mono-ha art movement stimulated the collection’s minimal edge, while photographer Olaf Otto Becker provoked the glacial color scheme throughout.
For women, COS played with texture on floor-length wool coats and asymmetrical dresses; scale came into effect on voluminous parachute dresses and wide cropped culottes. For men, COS stripped down classics to bare only the essential details: A midnight blue hooded duffel, a collarless grey wool blazer and a funnel neck top.