Grey, ivory, black and even tobacco are the protagonists of CO|TE’s new autumn/winter 2011/12 collection.
But colour isn’t the only resounding element in the new CO|TE look-book; the concepts of austerity, protection and geometry are making a comeback too. The CO|TE woman knows how to select and combine her clothes and make the most of her attributes, but at the same time she likes to feel protected: this season’s shapes are all about geometry, and the fabrics are elegant, delicate and attractive.
In its second collection CO|TE has chosen to broaden its research into outerwear and create a series of coats and jackets that provide protection in all senses, but above all from the cold with their multiple layers of cashmere and outer shells of fur. The garments are developed vertically with long lines and the fabrics used give them a fluidity that is synonymous with genuine dressmaking and tailoring skills. Softness and elegance are evident also in this season’s trousers; four shapes, from the slim leg to the wide leg, there is something for all tastes here and the cuts are also testimony to the skills of the label’s designers.