COS Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook: Modern utility


Modern utility is the design language for COS this spring/summer 2013, with structure, silhouette and specific details creating an advanced, effortless wardrobe. The collection offers escapism to an attainable world of design purity and refinement, with new fabrics in tone-on-tone natural colours of dried-out seedheads, plywood, buttermilk and raw white. 

Utility comes in neat blazers, either two-button in technical fabrics such as nylon ripstop, or three-button for a boxy feel. Covered placket shirts are clean of detail except for a copper coloured stud at the collar, while the controlled volume of a tailored drawstring anorak creates a smart new shape. There is new volume found in long naval shorts which stand away from the leg (I really love them!!!), making impact when worn with a boatneck top. A square-cut neck top is a modern, minimal version of a sailors smock, sitting well with bonded cotton tailored shorts. Accessories continue the fresh take on functionality, with slip-ons in perforated leather above a plimsoll base.

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