The London heat wave is in full effect, and it seems I can't leave my flat without spotting another cheap t-shirt. On my walk home today I saw throngs of tourists and locals lined up outside Primark, laden with bags of £3 tees. I've written about my disdain for the more is more shopping attitude once or twice before (here!) so it should come as no surprise that low-quality over indulgence is something I can't get behind. What I can get behind is affordable, well-made basics that have a social conscience, enter COS (whom I've also covered once before, here!), With their new limited edition T-shirt, designed to mark the brand's support of the Serpentine Galleries 2016 exhibition, with ALL of the proceeds being donated to the Serpentine Trust.
Besides supporting this 4 month initiative to support the arts, architecture, dance, music and film - The shirts pick up on the quintessential COS style of relaxed basics with elevated fabrications and details - perfect for cooling off in style this summer in Hyde Park.
The super soft t-shirts which are available for men and women in melange grey, each come with a limited edition Serpentine canvas bag and can be purchased online in the EU here or for those in London by visiting a COS store at London High Street Kensington, Regent Street, Covent Garden, Brompton Road, Spitalfields, Kings Road or Brighton.
more info on the Serpentine Gallery structure and Park Nights 2016 via COS below ...
COS is proud to support Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2016, a series of live events on art, architecture, music, film, literature and dance programmed for the new Serpentine Pavilion in London. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), this year’s structure takes the most basic form of architecture, the brick wall, and transforms it into a semi-opaque, undulating structure.
For the first year, the Serpentine Galleries have also commissioned four international architects to each design a 25sqm Summer House inspired by the nearby Queen Caroline’s Temple, a classical style summer house, built in 1734 and a stone’s throw from the Serpentine Gallery.
click here for the full programme of events ...
all images via COS