Kowtow: Case Study Collection

All images courtesy of Kowtow

Any friend of ESH knows how much respect we have for Kowtow. We’re excited to give you a sneak peak of their upcoming Case Study collection available in selected stores and online from tomorrow.

Inspired by modern Californian architecture, a feminine touch has been added to Kowtow’s classic, effortless and sophisticated looks in this collection thanks to new fabrics designed to bring drape and softness.

I am fascinated by the elegance, simplicity and purposefulness of modernist Californian architecture. Our Case Study collection draws inspiration from interiors, clean lines and wide windows overlooking the Californian landscape.
— Gosia Piatek, Creative Director Kowtow

The palette is gorgeous as always, featuring low-key complementary colours including Navy, Ivory and Sea Stripe with hints of Blush. There’s also the Case Study Print which is inspired by free hand, experimental, conceptual architectural drawings.

Following a sold out debut knitwear season, Case Study features five easy to wear pieces in subdued colours of sage, natural and black, developed in the brand's signature textured seed stitch. I’ve worn my Kowtow knit dress to death this cold season and can’t wait to get my hands on one of these beauties.

In an industry where greenwashing is a growing practice, Kowtow are the real deal. All of their  garments are entirely made from certified fair trade and organic cotton.  Because they aren’t able to source ethically produced zips, they don’t use them. Instead, closures feature Italian made recycled hemp buttons. Kowtow uses cotton grown pesticide and herbicide free with sustainable farming practices and farmers are certified by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation, ensuring positive, safe and sustainable livelihoods. All fabric is dyed using Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) approved dyes, which are free of hazardous elements such as nickel, lead, formaldehyde, amines, pesticides and heavy metals.

The more we look into this ethical fashion thing, the more we realise what a unique brand Kowtow is. They are the exception not the rule. This is true ‘seed to garment’ transparency with zero compromise on style . Hats off.