Archive Editions inspired by Bauhaus… a capsule collection dedicated to the centenary of the Bauhaus as well as the first of the Archive Editions series, which celebrates the iconic pieces of COS and their inspirations. The Bauhaus school was founded with the aim of creating a Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) in which to bring together all forms of art, including architecture.
The school led a revolutionary movement and formed a generation of revered artists in the early 20th century, many of which have been a constant inspiration for the brand since its foundation twelve years ago. COS has dug into its archives to create a capsule collection of thirteen pieces consisting of six women’s and six men’s garments, as well as a bracelet, originally inspired by the Bauhaus school and affiliated artists. Structure and functionality intertwine, reflecting the concept of the Bauhaus school and the COS ethos, represented by a modern and functional design. Focusing on geometric shapes, for which the art movement was famous, the collection is also characterized by a mix of essential monochromatic colors reminiscent of the school building itself, enhancing textured gray and sharp whites.
Each garment was selected from the archives, examined and updated. For women’s clothing, the design is minimal and designed to highlight the tailoring with pleats, drapes and darts to create shapes through stitching and reinvented cuts. Combining tradition and modernity, the men’s collection alludes to ergonomic design with adjustable functions, raw cut techniques and hidden closures.
The Archive Editions inspired by Bauhaus capsule collection will be launched worldwide online and in selected stores this fall.