COTE is a womenswear and accessories brand from Milan, Italy, founded in 2010 by designers Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari. COTE means shelter and protection, refers to instinctively accessible themes. This stylistic and existential signature is reinterpreted in a contemporary vein by the two designers, whose collections stand out for their refined and cutting-edge designs, entirely produced in Italy according to the best “Made in Italy” traditions. The designers’ creations stem from a continuous exchange of ideas, inspired by inquisitive, spirited and naturally elegant women. Previous studies and adolescent experiences have had a significant influence on the designers’ creative process and the style of the collections: Francesco’s optician training fostered a particular sensitivity towards the study of colour, geometry and attention to detail, allowing him to develop an attentive, dual understanding and perspective of the world. Whereas Tomaso refined an exquisite inclination towards the world of nature, a recurring theme in the creations COTE.
With women who don’t take themselves too seriously in mind, the play of superimposed, well-defined shades of colour allow each creation to express a new concept of linearity, in which austerity is permeated by an indispensable touch of irony. The collections focus on feminine silhouettes, restoring the natural and refined sensuality that is innate in every woman.