18 Gazette 14 April 2016
Reinventing the feminine silhouette Emma Nolan
Minimal and functional – a sneak peek at the autumn winter 2016 collection from Cos has revealed an unusual and exaggerated aesthetic. Cos have reinvented the feminine silhouette with this collection of “every day decadence” that prioritises layering and asymmetrical lines. Hemline are long and wide, shoulders oversized and sleeves billowing. The colour palette relies heavily on Cos staple black, but incorporates some rich charcoals, dusty terracotta and forest greens with a lilac surprise in the form of an oversized pant suit. Varying textures are a focal point of the collection – heavy wools fea-
ture alongside silk chiffon and buttery leather. While the looks shown might be a daunting commitment, individually, pieces can be worn with tighter pants or a line skirts for a more accessible take on the look. Such as the oversized bomber jacket (which isn’t going anywhere for the time being), the leather sleeveless turtleneck, the silk chiffon sheer panel top and the oversized wool jersey sweater. St a n d o u t p i e c e s i n c l u d e t h e reworked menswear trousers worn as a strapless jumpsuit and the leather pumps with textured suede heels. The collection will be available next season at the Cos Store on Wexford Street, Dublin 2.