This winter we’ve look a lot at this artist called Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and it really resulted into looking at furniture fabric for inspiration. It’s a very rich and textured collection, lots of hairy textures in knitwear but also, for both men and women, we thought in a kind of soft collapsing silhouette: soft long coats, trousers with lots of volume... It’s almost like a little bit decadent, in COS maybe you don’t think of COS as decadent, but I think that the richness in the fabrication together with the richness in the colours and then this new sort of soft silhouette, makes it modern, updated, rich and decadent.
We also see so many new young artists that are creating and designing thinking of the future. That makes us think what would be the next step in fashion, especially with fabrication; how are we going to move forward. There are some new technical solutions for fabrics and it’s very interesting when you mix a technical yarn with a natural yarn. We have worked with reflective materials because we got into something utilitarian, sort of like protective gear, with reflective vests, bags. So it is going to be very interesting, and that is going to be a nice contrast to the more decadent and richer side.