As the temperatures rise, we look for the easiest, and more importantly, the lightest, pieces to communicate a seamless, summery look. To our editor’s delight, the playful construction of shapes and wonderfully youthful air at COS ended all of our woes for the ideal spring summer wardrobe. When you shop at the Grand Avenue – The Avenues, you won’t help but let the bold shades and soft colors dominate your closet space. The collection ticked all of our ‘work chic’ requirements, taking us from the office and into the night and post-work wardrobe changes became a thing of the past. Why? Because this Swedish brand is known for its functional high-end designs, crafted from simple ideas and consistently conveys style over fashion.
The sea and its commanding presence, with the translucence of its iridescent surface, is reflected in beautiful silk nylons. The jolting colors of its deep blue waters pop with decisive cutting edge techniques that make every piece in the spring summer collection defining and timeless.
For women, shapes take on a myriad of characters. Voluminous cocoon-like dresses, caped sleeves, and contemporary-cut classic dresses reappear with square-cut skirts complete with hidden pockets for functionality. We loved the ripple effect T-shirt dress with kimono sleeves and the flowy sheer layers in the sheer collarless shirt deliver versatility with other key pieces in the collection. A third dimension in design is explored through innovative cuts that we see in invisible pockets, a 3D side pleat added to simple white trousers and even the silk cotton skirt with a wave drape at the waist. Add comfy platform sandals in pearl patent and matte leather to that bustier dress, and your outfit is complete!
For men, tailored looks are exemplified with dense colors and added sheen. We also find ingenious webbing side tabs added to single-breasted blazers and trousers for more utility and function. The shirt is reduced to its simplest state with a tunic that has hidden buttons at the shoulder, while a papery poplin short-sleeved shirt has its collar removed for absolute clarity. So men can opt for a collared look at the office, also ideal for those business lunches, and head straight to an after-work gathering collarless. By adding a pair of navy polished, closed toe leather sandals, paired with an iconic city bag, that office look is perfect!
Shop the COS Spring Summer 2014 collection at the Grand Avenue – The Avenues or call 2228 3035 for more information. COS is expected to open its newest location in Marina Mall on May 31st.