COS are livin’ it up in the United States and to celebrate, they’ve teamed up with Petra Collins and Aaron Rose for a creative co-opt.
As COS make their stateside debut, a host of NY and LA based creatives have been called upon for a creative co-opt. With a list that includes the likes of Tom Sachs, Jeffrey Deitch, Andre Saraiva, Ana Kras, Aaron Young and Glenn O’Brien, the COS creatives have created two unique short films exploring the differences between these two excessively diverse and vibrant cities – Los Angeles and New York.
Whilst we dream of LA’s sun-soaked shores and New York’s city lights– each director tells a different, just as beautiful, story. The directors of each film, Aaron Rose and and Petra Collins straddle both cities presenting a unique take on these dream destinations.
Aaron Rose creates a moody, artistic and meaningful piece – complete with poetry – exploring what it means to create in New York in The Bubble. The cinematography is compelling, following several characters with enchanting narration it pulls you into an enlightened sense of complementation; but is it art?
Meanwhile, The Drive is Collins’ interpretation of artistic LA. Following the lives of female creatives in the city, Collins uses LA’s natural asset – the sun – to create a stunning visual tale of Los Angeles living. It’s laid-back, effortless and beautiful to watch even as day time fades away. Narration from the female artists highlights the free-spirited nature of their city, bidding you to follow your own path. Celebrating being a strong independent woman – it’s less Beyonce, more Joan Jett to a soundtrack of Cherry Glazzer.
Each featuring key pieces of the iconic core COS collection – that are now available in LA, NY and online – these pieces merge seamlessly with the art scenes of these grand cities. Who’s up for a roadtrip?
Words: Elli Weir