COS is a London-based international fashion brand for women and men who like modern, functional and considered design. Using traditional methods and new techniques, COS creates understated collections that are made to last beyond the season. Committed to both timeless design and innovation, the brand is a staunch supporter of the arts, presenting unique and innovative collaborations with artists, designers, creative studios, galleries and architects since 2012.
Previous collaborations include: Phillip K. Smith III, Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2018; Studio Swine, Design Miami/, Miami Beach, and Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2017; Snarkitecture, Seoul, 2017; Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim, New York, 2016; Michael Sailstorfer, Berlin, 2016; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014; The Serpentine, London, 2013-18; The Judd Foundation, New York, 2015; André Fu and studio AFSO, Hong Kong, 2015.
For COS’s most recent project, and seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile, COS collaborated with American artist Phillip K. Smith III to present ‘Open Sky’, a large-scale reflective sculptural installation in Milan’s Palazzo Isimbardi. Conceived as a site-specific outdoor work, ‘Open Sky’ gave the viewer the experience of the sky overhead being pulled down into the courtyard, while abstracting the surrounding 16th century architecture across the faceted, reflective surface. Extending into the Palazzo’s adjoining English garden, Open Sky also appeared as five free-standing sculptures with both horizontally and vertically folded reflective skins taking the greenery and trees of the garden, the surrounding architecture and the sky as visual material.
In summer 2018, COS will continue its support of the Serpentine Galleries’ public performance series ‘Park Nights’. The special selection of live performances by multidisciplinary artists across art, music, film and technology will be hosted in a weekly series of live works staged within the Serpentine Pavilion throughout the summer. Also in 2018, COS partners with Dia Art Foundation to support the long-term installation of Dorothea Rockburne’s large-scale works at Dia:Beacon in New York.