COS opened its latest London store at the historic Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, an innovative shopping and lifestyle district designed by leading architectural firm, Heatherwick Studio.
The store celebrates the brand’s influences from the fields of art and design, where inspirations and interests are shared in one hybrid space. It also provides a platform to support emerging artists, hosting limited-edition works for sale by Beth Partridge and Torben Eskerod, as well as Mateusz von Motz, Solveig Settemsdal, Emma Larsson, Alex Hanna and Jacqui Kenny. 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.
On the second floor a selection of innovative wellbeing and lifestyle products from independent brands such as Austin Austin, Meraki, Sort of Coal, Soil, Prin and Kinto are integrated within the space to complement the COS collection alongside a curated book store with titles from specialist publishers in art, photography, architecture and design including; Printed Matter, Mack, Morel, Heni and Perimeter.
The store launched with the site-specific installation, Orbits, by British designer Paul Cocksedge. The light-based work touches upon elements that were also key for the COS autumn winter collection - the juxtapositions between the natural and the man made.