Valeri Spiwak

Born and raised by the beach in Southern California, Valeri Spiwak lives and breathes West Coast culture and its surrounding artistic charm. Valeri, with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and a Minor in French, continuously seeks to explore the  beautiful and obscure, and shares her adventures through captivating wordplay, clever writing and skillful copy. 

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LA Canvas Magazine - 'Swoon: Stillness, Drama + Functionality In COS’ A/W’15 Campaign'

LA Canvas Magazine - 'Swoon: Stillness, Drama + Functionality In COS’ A/W’15 Campaign'

A unique balance between calm and drama meet bold contrast and stellar functionality in the COS Autumn / Winter 2015 collection. Prominent influences of Japan permeate throughout the new collection,  from the draped layering of the kimono to the dramatic minimalism of the natural, industrial Mono-ha art movement.  Even Japanese-inspired cloths are used for single-breasted blazers, worn with kimono V-neck jumpers and T-shirts.

Technical details and glacial shades, beautifully depicted through the lens of photographer Olaf Otto Becker, inspired the location of this campaign shoot and is mirrored in the crisp cool hues of the collection.

For the ladies looking for a step-up in both style and threaded performance, floor-length, wool-textured coats complemented by origami-shaped wool tops and skirt make for the perfect cool-season outfits.

For the fashion-conscious men out there, grey wool, collarless blazers, paired with the felted wool apron and midnight blue hooded duffels make for a supremely minimalistic outwear ensemble.

See where the calm, collection of the outdoors meets dramatic fashion with this COS A/W’15 campaign. Select pieces are now available online at cosstores.com/us and in COS retail locations in New York and Los Angeles.

LA Canvas Magazine - 'FIRST LOOK: Free People’s November Magalog'

LA Canvas Magazine - 'FIRST LOOK: Free People’s November Magalog'

LA Canvas - 'Melrose Place: Zimmerman Opens New Flagship Store'

LA Canvas - 'Melrose Place: Zimmerman Opens New Flagship Store'