COS presented its first-ever presentation in Paris today, introducing its Spring Summer 2023 Atelier collection of elevated day-to-evening garments against the distinctively ornate 18th-century backdrop of the Hôtel d’Évreux on Place Vendôme.

Drawing inspiration from a city recognised for exceptional haute couture, the emblem of French savoir-faire, the collection exhibits a dedication to craftsmanship, capturing the fine art of effortless event dressing through the COS lens. Set in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the epicentre of European luxury, voluminous dresses with hidden construction are introduced alongside COS’ contemporary tailoring, solidifying the brand’s foray into occasionwear.

Complemented by the grandeur of the surroundings, bold and uplifting dresses in rich orange are presented alongside an otherwise neutral colour palette inspired by nature. Developed at the brands’ London-based in-house atelier, the overarching precedence of style over fashion remains, with COS’ classic tailoring reworked into a skirt suit that is both empowering, yet elegant and timeless silk dresses adorned with delicate picot edging.

COS’ approach to the collection remains simple yet considered – designed from the inside out, quality and longevity remain at the collection’s core, with adjustable elements ensuring a perfect fit. Enhanced dressmaking techniques such as draping allow heightened creativity and an organic form, whilst the craft of weaving is explored, with intertwined yarns creating sophisticated surface textures. Illustrating the impeccable attention to detail that defines the collection, menswear pieces share the same fluid silhouettes as womenswear, accompanied by light cotton shirts, elevated with intricate embroidery.

The COS Atelier collection is available at selected COS stores and from Friday 28th April 2023.