CO|TE

...eat, work, love!

CO|TE is an Italian brand founded by designers Tomaso Anfossi (Albenga 1986) and Francesco Ferrari (Brescia 1983). Both are graduates of the prestigious Istituto Marangoni in Milan. Tomaso and Francesco met 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.

The CO|TE woman knows how to select and combine her clothes and make the most of her attributes, but at the same time she likes to feel protected: this season’s shapes are all about geometry, and the fabrics are elegant, delicate and attractive. Rigour, discipline and confidence are at the heart of the 2011/12 collection, but the essence of what it is to be a woman is never far away.

The garments are developed vertically with long lines and the fabrics used give them a fluidity that is synonymous with genuine dressmaking and tailoring skills.The rigorous shapes of the CO|TE garments are combined with exceptional fabrics; the result is the special sensation of fabric on your skin and volumes that are created through cuts and layering.. Stand-alone collars are a leimotif in the CO|TE collections; in winter they are made out of leather and come in various versions. The final look needs no accessories to work. Belts in electric colours and made out of interesting materials are all that’s required to create the quintessential CO|TE woman.

Nothing inspires me like...
Ongoing research that takes us to many different areas.

We hope…
That our project that may have a long road in front of her.

Cultural influences …
Surely help us to have our own style and integrate themselves in your own work, leading to a quality product.

We got where we are …
By working every day without ever losing hope.

Fashion can sometimes…
Take you to places, things and people you'd never think it could.

Love now…
Because although it can be a very intense period, the satisfaction is great!

Faith in ….
Myself.

Cake….
Makes us conquer.

Creativity comes from …
Inside first of all.

We have never stopped believing…
In our ideas.

Love is…
A torture.

We're perfectionists…
With our work.

We get bored easily…
With trivial people.

We tried to live …
Tackling everything, even the ugliest and by always looking on the bright side.

We like making …
Eat, work and love.