COS launches The Serpentine Shoes
to coincide with pavilion opening

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Designers at Swedish fashion brand COS have created limited-edition shoes for its partnership with this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (+ slideshow).

COS Serpentine Shoes
The Serpentine Shoes for women

The Serpentine Shoes designed by COS for both sexes are minimal lace-up brogues in black leather.



"Based on the shape of our classic brogues, these shoes are a slip-on style with a neat lace-up front and cut-out back," said COS. "With a stacked leather sole and heel, they have a padded leather insole for comfort."

COS Serpentine Shoes
The Serpentine Shoe for women

The backs of the women's shoes are cut off from the tongue to the base of the heel, creating slip-on designs that retain the lace-up fronts.

COS Serpentine Shoes
The Serpentine Shoe for women

For men, the designs feature simple stitching details that run across the uppers and around the backs.

COS Serpentine Shoes
The Serpentine Shoes for men

"The shoes draw inspiration from the COS brand ethos and are ultimately reworked classics encapsulating timeless style," said COS head of menswear design Martin Andersson.

COS Serpentine Shoes
The Serpentine Shoe for men

The shoes are only available online, at The Serpentine Galleries and from the COS London Regent Street store. Proceeds from their sale will be donated to the Serpentine Trust.

COS Serpentine Shoes
The Serpentine Shoe for men

COS is supporting this year's Serpentine Galleries Park Nights programme – a series of events on art, music, literature and film held at the pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens. Last year the fashion brand created two shirts to mark its sponsorship of the talk programme at the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion designed by Sou Fujimoto.

COS Serpentine Shoes

Opened late last month, the 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, who wanted the structure qualities of a giant hand-made model.

COS Serpentine Shoes

COS teamed up with Japanese design studio Nendo to create an installation of framed white shirts for Milan design week earlier this year.