New York City’s iconic skyline sets the backdrop for COS’ debut at New York Fashion Week – a celebration of creativity, positivity, and imagination. Presented at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Manhattan, above the city’s bustling streets, the Autumn Winter 2022 collection delivers the perfect wardrobe foundations for the season and beyond.

Drawing inspiration from New York, the runway, sheathed in reflective material, mirrors the distinctive surrounding architecture. Absorbing the dynamic energy of the surroundings, mood-boosting colours, light, and movement create an uplifting and empowering atmosphere, revealed internationally through livestream – unifying a global audience.

The overarching precedence of style over fashion remains. Timeless yet innovative, COS’ tailoring is refined; single- and double-breasted blazers are functional yet elegant and trousers fluid. Positivity is expressed through bursts of colour in varying green, purple, pink and orange tones, while retro influences are reinvented, creating the icons of the future. From 1970s-style leather boots and soft knit vests to 1990s minimal tailoring and grunge-style multi-layering, mixed proportions form a laidback silhouette.

Continuing to champion individual expression, Desserto® cactus leather bags in acid brights, knitted hoods, and bucket hats add flair to everyday looks. Material consideration continues throughout, with over 92% of the collection made from more sustainably sourced materials; paired with neutral suiting, natural, undyed cashmere is introduced. Classic coats are presented in oversized utility-inspired styles or crafted in leather, herringbone, and tweed, transforming everyday pieces. 

For the first time occasionwear pieces are introduced, focused on uncompromising quality and impeccable attention to detail. Developed in the COS in-house atelier, a coordinating skirt set uses 100% recycled sequins, while a coin shaped collage evening dress adds structure – looks are completed with coats in soft, luxurious cashmere.

A selection of items from the show collection are available at COS stores and and limited numbers will continue to drop throughout the season.

Attendees included:

Caro Daur

Casimere Jollete

Ajani Russell

Angus Cloud

Chase Sui Wonders

Emily Ratajkowski

Mario Carbone

Anderson Paak

Christian Combs 

A note on the set

COS partnered with Bureau Betak, the first significant agency worldwide specialising in the fashion luxury sector to receive ISO 20121 certification for sustainable event management, to produce an event that puts sustainability at the forefront of its set concept. 

With the ambition of repurposing furnishings used for COS events, the materials utilised in the set of the Autumn Winter 2022 show are either rented or will be donated, finding a new life.

COS is also working in partnership with sustainability consulting firm Honeycomb Strategies (certified B corporation and certified WBENC), to seek ways to reduce the environmental impact of our AW22 New York Fashion Week debut and all surrounding activations – to put in place solutions to offset any emissions we create.