A Stylist's Guide to côte&ciel
If you’re unfamiliar with the Parisian brand, let us be the ones to get you acquainted. Their unique approach to material, design and form has become a foundation from which they have built unique designs that focus on function. And who doesn’t love functional bags?
côte&ciel literally translates as ‘coast and sky’; referring to the horizon, where elements converge, and original ideas can begin. Founded in 2008 the brand has bonded fashion with industrial design to reinvent the bag. The company’s attention to detail, focus on function, and carefully selected fabrics make their approach to accessories unlike that of any other fashion brand. Their designs are characteristically minimalistic and built to withstand seasons, trends and time.
With such an original brand that inspires us to be unencumbered by conventional luggage, how do we begin to integrate their pieces into our wardrobes? We’ve asked our in-store stylists to give us a helping hand on how to introduce the products into our wardrobe.
MEN’S LOOK BY BEN
I was inspired by côte&ciel 's translation: coast and sky, so I wanted to create an outfit using white and blue pieces as the highlights. I began with the sky-blue Givenchy t-shirt adding Valentino cargo trousers and a Stone Island nylon jacket for a functional hiking/travelling outfit. I'd complete the look with white Burberry socks and chunky Valentino sneakers. The côte&ciel belt/body bag integrates perfectly due to its convenience (it'll keep your hands free) and the multiple sections and pockets will come in handy when out and about.
WOMEN'S LOOK BY ELLY
The côte&ciel “Oril” backpack is the perfect bag to equip you for a British beach day, its cushioned straps make it ideal for comfortably carrying on a coastal walk or to fill with beach towels and bikinis for a sun-chasing day trip. To create the base of the look I'd pair the McQ t-shirt and alexanderwang flip jeans to create a relaxed, tonal, grey look. Add a splash of colour with the alexanderwang.t jacket and accessorise with the Isabel Marant Evie cap and chunky Off -White boots.
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