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COS, the design-led high street brand, renowned for their well-priced, minimal staples has teamed up with Mr Porter to produce a capsule collection. Beloved of many a stylist, the COS store in Regent Street is also a favourite of local Soho media types, eager to pad out purchases between major designer splurges, and now the brand has teamed up with the one of the leaders in online fashion retail, Mr Porter to produce a Spring/Summer collection of travel-friendly essentials. Based on a subdued, very-COS colour palette of navy, pale blues and aubergine, the collection features tailored summer pieces and separates from summer suiting to shorts, bombers and long-sleeved tops and even a weekend bag and sneakers. What makes COS covetable is the attention to detail, here the focus is on fastenings: unexpected zips, minimal self-coloured press studs and fabrications: from washed-out chambray to bold aubergine tech fabrics and even a quirky print story. Key pieces for me are the aubergine mac, the aubergine suede slip-ons and a subtle, light-grey coach jacket. You probably already know COS, the power of this collaboration is hitching up COS’s affordable, European vibe to Mr Porter’s best in class e-commerce engine, at some very non-Mr Porter prices.