London-based fashion brand COS, which officially opened its Chicago retail outpost back in June of this year, partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to celebrate and host the launch party reception of their first Chicago store located in the Gold Coast area at 46 E Oak St.
Monika Pardala, Ceta Walters
Sara Albrecht, Steve Traxler
COS, which is owned by the H&M group is known within fashion circles as the higher end H&M with a more design-conscious feel. The 5,700 sq. ft. Chicago store, which carries womenswear, menswear and childrenswear collections across three floors, welcomed guests from Chicago’s fashion, art, digital media and design circles. COS Managing Director, Marie Honda was in attendance along with MCA Board Members, Staff and Trustees Sarah Albrecht, Michael Darling (James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago), Julius Few of the Few Institute, Sophie Bross, Anne Kaplan former MCA board chair and of the Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, MCADeputy Director of Development Gwen Perry Davis, Art Institute of Chicago board member and one of Chicago’s fashion favorite Toni Canada along with her husband Rick Canada to name a few. Guests noshed on canapés while checking out the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our largest American store to-date alongside Chicago’s rich creative community. COS is proud to be able to support a cultural institution as inspiring as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and we hope to be able to continue to contribute to the city’s cultural fibre.” –Marie Honda
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Toni and Rick Canada
Dr. Julius Few
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