What do you think is important when it comes to designing a collection?
As I’ve touched on earlier, when designing, we always want to create a collection that is timeless. Functionality and modernity are both important to us, to take wardrobe staples and reinvent them in new materials and finishes. We create details that serve a reason, we never add a zip or a pocket if it offers no function. Tactility is also key and it’s important to consider the way the fabric feels to the touch, and especially how the clothes perform when we wear them.
What do you hope to achieve with the launch of the 2nd store in Malaysia?
It’s been just over a year since we opened our first store in the Pavilion Elite Mall. Our stores are truly an extension of our aesthetic with a strong element of mid-century modern design. The Gardens Mall is no exception and we look forward to Malaysian customers being able to experience our collections in this second location.
What’s on your travel bucket list?
I’m looking forward to visiting Shanghai in October for the third iteration of the COS x Studio Swine New Spring installation. It was first commissioned by COS and debuted in Milan at Salone del Mobile in 2017 where it was awarded Most Engaging Exhibition and later showcased at Design Miami. We are thrilled to bring the immersive installation to a new audience in Shanghai.