Project: COS

Design: Undisclosed
Opening date: December 2018
Store size: 577 q m

COS, the contemporary fashion brand inspired by art and design, has opened a new store at Coal Drops Yard in London with a site-specific installation by British designer Paul Cocksedge.

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Spanning three floors and a mezzanine, the 577 sq m space respectfully acknowledges the historical details of the original listed building while following the contemporary COS aesthetic with handpicked furniture from a selection of designers, such as Faye Toogood, Destroyers and Builders, Nendo, Nick Ross and Pulpo.

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Orbits, the light-based installation by Paul Cocksedge, touches upon elements that were also key for the COS autumn winter collection - the juxtapositions between the natural and the man made.

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The store also provides a platform to support emerging artists, hosting works for sale by Beth Partridge and Torben Eskerod - who have created limited edition prints for the store - as well as Mateusz von Motz, Solveig Settemsdal, Emma Larsson, Alex Hanna and Jacqui Kenny.

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These works are presented alongside the collection as a fluid journey across the space that explores different wardrobes, personalities and dress senses, with womenswear and menswear presented side by side for the first time.

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The second floor houses a selection of wellbeing and lifestyle products from independent brands such as Austin Austin, Meraki and Sort of Coal alongside the COS collection and a curated book store with titles from specialist publishers in art, photography, architecture and design.

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COS has supported the arts since the launch of the brand in 2007, and has previously worked on projects with The Serpentine Galleries, Salone del Mobile, The Guggenheim New York, and Frieze London and New York.  

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