CO|TE a new Italian label which was established by Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari. Both are graduates of the prestigious Istituto Marangoni in Milan. Tomaso and Francesco meet whilst jointly involved in several important collaborations, and from this a fast friendship and a foundation for their brand - CO|TE - was born.
CO|TE means shelter and protection, a theme the young designers weave into their creations, each of which is designed in Italy and carefully crafted by Italian artisans.
Young designers showed their collection at Milan and Paris, also duet was included among the 160 emerging designers by Vogue Talents (September 2010) and had an opportunity to show up at Who is On Next competition organized by Vogue Italia. The main values for designers are quality of garments, attention for every detail and unique shapes which is easily adjustable in many different ways. The designs originate from a non-stop exchange of ideas: the ever present reference is image of a curious woman, who loves to experiment without being ordinary.
Gometric shapes are the basis of each single piece and that is why the choice of fabrics is of primary importance, to maintain the desired volume, not only in the design phase of the silhouette but also when the clothes are worn.
The final image is created by games of chromatic overlays which express the concept of a new austerity. The collection focuses on the female bade, giving it sensuality, the inspiration comes from geometric shapes and elegance with a sharpness in it.