The Next Big Thing Is Swimming in Socks: COTTWEILER Video Premiere on 032c


British menswear designers Matt Dainty and Ben Cottrell are the duo behind COTTWEILER, the London-based luxury casualwear brand. With a focus on simplicity, function, and fit, Cottweiler’s designs have become a favourite among a new wave of young London artists, including FKA Twigs, Palmistry, and design collective Primitive London. Here they debut their new video ESPACE FORM on 032c. The film, shot on location in a Parisian public pool by HART + LËSHKINA, marks the release of the label’s new line of activewear socks, seen submerged in the video alongside the SS/14 transparent tracksuit. “We started making our own socks and wanted them to be shot in a non-product context,” explains the duo.

Directed by HART + LËSHKINA
All clothes COTTWEILER
Soundtrack LEVI KIRBY
Model DAYTONA

 

Deeper

  • “As soon as he saw me, he started talking about artists who had been bad fathers. He spoke with great ease, as if we were intimate friends who had discussed the topic many times. I smiled politely and nodded while feverishly trying to get my bearings. What was the connection? Was it because I had written about being a father? Did he himself have a bad conscience as a father? Or was there another reference I hadn’t picked up on? The whole situation was unclear. I wasn’t there to interview him, and we didn’t know each other — I wasn’t even sure if he knew who I was.”

    – Karl Ove Knausgaard, “Into the Black Forest With the Greatest Living Artist,” The New York Times.

    A meeting of two major (and masc) egos, the neurotic Norwegian novelist Knausgaard devotes months — and a hefty word count — trying to understand what makes Anselm Kiefer tick. Tautology and transference ensue.