On the penultimate day d New York Fashion Week, COS debuted his Autumn 2022 collection with a highly anticipated track event. The show featured an array of see-now, buy-now wardrobe pieces and was framed as an ode to New York City, from its Starrett-Lehigh building location to its reflective runway designed to mirror Manhattan skyscrapers. Next to celebrities like Euphoria’s Angus Cloud and Anderson Paak, Emily Ratajkowski (Emrata) sat in the front row in a typical New York outfit. She opted for a belted black trench coat with a chic oversized collar, accessorized with leather, knee high boots. “[My stylist and I] have a whole mood board going on right now that includes Sharon Stone in ‘Basic Instinct,’ Carrie Bradshaw and a lot of Tom Ford for Gucci,” she told POPSUGAR after the show.Sex and the City” influence no doubt inspired Emrata’s handbag of choice: Christian Dior’s ubiquitous saddle bag, which Bradshaw helped popularize back in 2000.
To add to the nostalgic quality of her look, Emrata debuted a swoop bang (“I just cut a bang and wanted to show it off,” she said) and ombre-dyed hair. While she says her everyday aesthetic can be summed up as “hot working mom,” Fashion Week requires a completely different styling process. “I really just focus on finding a way to marry my personal style with the designer’s vision in a way that feels cohesive,” she explains.
At COS, that vision revolved around nostalgic trends, reimagined with an eye to the future. Think oversized coats – currently on trend for the fall 2022 season – rendered in classic materials like herringbone and tweed. Structured blazers were imaginatively paired with flowy trousers. And the minimalist neutrals of the 90s got a splash of color in the form of neon handbags and colorful scarves. Standout looks from the collection included a sweeping, neon turtleneck dress; a brown cocoon coat styled with a bucket hat; and an embellished set made with 100 percent recycled sequins. Models like Liya Kebede, Alton Mason and Paloma Elsesser walked the runway in head-to-toe black, a NYC favorite color palette that mirrored Emrata’s look.
Keep scrolling to get a first look at the collection and the celebs in the front row.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak