COS × Lea Colombo encapsulates a mood-boosting limited-edition collection and an immersive exhibition at the brand’s hybrid store, Coal Drops Yard, in London. The exhibit will showcase the colors, and prints at the heart of Cape Town-born photographer Lea Colombo’s creative practice, spanning fine, installation, and experiential art.
Of the collection, Lea Colombo commented, ‘These artworks are part of a flower series of mine – I create strong, vibrant, colourful images in the darkroom. The vibrant and contrasting colours are juxtaposed against the softer floral images, reflecting my constant exploration of duality, tension, and balance. They were produced back home in Cape Town, where my creativity is always awakened by incredible natural beauty – to transfer this onto clothing is a beautiful exchange of energy.’
COS Design Director Karin Gustafsson said, ‘We are always inspired by other creative disciplines – the opportunity to collaborate with Lea and explore her unique processes allowed us to take our brand DNA and truly reimagine the designs through her work. Embracing the synergy between art and fashion, Lea’s enthusiastic is showcased with a mood-boosting approach to colour and how she embraces an individual approach to style.’
The collection features three exclusive prints on warm-weather staples for men and women, including T-shirts, shirts, dresses, and accessories. Committed to innovation and driving a more circular economy, all women’s swim pieces use sustainable fabric Econyl – a 100% regenerated nylon fibre with which can be recycled again and again.
The vibrant, atmospheric world of artist Lea Colombo arrives at COS this July.