All posts tagged: COS

COS x HAY spring/summer 2017 campaign

Fresh styling from COS X HAY Spring/Summer 2017

Spring is very nearly here, the days are lighter and everything feels brighter. As we look ahead to the new season, here’s some lovely, fresh, spring-like styling from COS X HAY’s new Spring/Summer 2017 campaign. The love affair between fashion brand COS and Danish design brand HAY continues with deep green accessories for the home, pared-back neutral ceramics and elements for springtime rituals. The curated collection, now in its third year, is available in stores and online, offering simple, straightforward, functional designs at affordable prices. Says Rolf Hay: ‘We want people to buy things that they can treasure for many years, not throw away.’ I’ll now let the images do the talking… Here are some of my favourites from the Spring collection, lots of fresh greens and soft neutrals: Shop the COS X HAY collection in COS London High Street Kensington, Vienna Neubaugasse and Gothenburg as well as online across Europe. What are your favourites? All images courtesy COS X HAY

On my radar: new finds for the home

This week’s ‘On my radar’ home inspiration post combines eye-catching marbled wallpaper, sleek minimalist dining tables and simple, soft minimal home accessories. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re daring with your pattern, love a classic, timeless design or simply have an unhealthy appetite for buying ceramics (like me!)… Marbled wallpaper by Murals Wallpaper I’m not usually one for pattern or colour but these softly hued marbled wallpapers have caught my eye. Paper marbling dates back to the twelfth century, when artisans used absorbent papers and ink to recreate the finely veined patterns of smooth marble and stone. Designed and sold by Murals Wallpaper, these intricate, hypnotising designs use photography and modern digital printing to blow up the paint effects of marbling onto wallpaper. Use as a feature wall to add instant impact to a room, or wrap around a whole space if you’re brave enough… All prints are custom-sized, made-to-order and priced at £25.00 per square metre. Vipp dining table in two sizes Available in two sizes, Vipp’s new minimalist dining table is designed to withstand …

Palissade collection by the Bouroullec brothers

COS x HAY Garden Collection

I’ve written about the love affair between fashion brand COS and Danish design brand HAY previously, when they presented a carefully curated collection of objects together back in autumn last year. Now, with summer finally approaching, they’ve added to that edited-down set of Scandi-style designs with garden furniture and accessories. From grey plant pots and glass bowls to minimal metal chairs and trays for summer entertaining, there’s plenty of easy ways to bring the simple, modern style of the two brands outside in the open air. Central to the updated collection is a set of anthracite-shaded chairs and benches by the French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Developed over the course of two years, this Palissade collection is made from powder coated steel and includes a dining chair, low lounge chair, table, ottoman and bench. Classical in form yet simple in construction, the slatted designs are elegant and timeless while modern and light at the same time – I can equally see them in a overgrown floral garden in the countryside or a sleek modern terrace in the city, or …

Styled: COS x HAY’s curated collection

Beautifully simple and modern clothing brand COS has been subtly working with contemporary Danish design firm HAY for years, you might have seen their minimal HAY rails used in stores to display clothing for example. But in an exciting move, the two Scandi-style brands are teaming up to present a carefully curated collection of objects, available online and spread out in all their neat and organised glory in the COS Kensington High Street store. COS heads of design Karin Gustaffson and Martin Andersson have handpicked items from the HAY range, from their distinctive, colourful trays to unusual glassware, porcelain cups and cotton quilts – ‘We made sure we selected items from across the HAY range so that there’s something for every room, occasion and price point, we like to describe it as HAY seen through the eyes of COS,’ says Andersson. Mette + Rolf Hay, the co-founders of HAY add: ‘At HAY we see ourselves in between fashion and architecture and in working with COS we feel like we have found a perfect home.’ I think this really …

COS x Nendo at Salone del Mobile, Milan

Clothing label COS and Japanese design studio Nendo have created an installation for this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. The installation, located within the renowned art district of Brera, portrays the studio’s playful, yet rational approach ‘to re-imagine everyday objects’ and provide what they call ‘a small “!” moment’. The COS X Nendo installation is on display until April 13th on Via dell’Erbe, Milan. Visitors will be able to browse and purchase curated COS pieces as well as products from Nendo, shown below.

COS teams up with the Serpentine Pavilion for Park Nights

This summer, COS has teamed up with the Serpentine Gallery for Park Nights, a series of events, screenings and talks taking place at Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Pavilion. To celebrate the collaboration, the brand has created two limited edition shirts for men and women inspired by the white cloud-like form of the pavilion. “The shirt is a key staple of the Cos collection; its versatility and timelessness make it the perfect addition to every man and woman’s wardrobe,” Karin Gustafsson, Cos’ head of womenswear design, told Vogue, “The design of the woman’s shirt we have specially created for The Serpentine, is inspired by architectural lines and shapes. It is in a soft blue hue creating a connection to the wonderful design of the summer pavilion.” The Park Nights series includes: 26 July 2013 Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, director of Public Programmes at The New York Public Library. 6 September 2013 Multidisciplinary artist Russell Haswell curates and performs an evening of sound with pioneering noise musician Yasunao Tone. 20 September 2013 Artist George Henry Longly works across several media …

The story behind & Other Stories

A guest post by Olivier Legris. Olivier is a French planner working at an English advertising agency. Here he talks about the strategy behind new fashion brand & Other Stories.  As the luxury market keeps growing, a large part thanks to China, H&M- champion of the fast fashion- wants a share of the pie. So why is the H&M group launching a new brand? How does it compare to their already existing upmarket brand COS? And what strings do the Swedish company need to pull to succeed? Why start a new brand? Firstly, H&M group is looking for economical growth. With a successful model, the easiest way to grow is opening new shops, which the company is already doing aggressively with H&M and its sister store COS. But, with a lot of the shops opening mainly in the US and China (20 and 25 stores last year), it starts facing saturation in mature markets like the European one. The group is therefore looking to grow by moving into a market segment which they are not yet part of, in …