Project Cobalt Unveils the First Results of "Cobalt Style" / by VOCAL

Project Cobalt To Release Spring / Summer 2015 Collection Created by The Craft Class, Launching Worldwide on April 15.


Project Cobalt announces their debut clothing collection to be release through Cobalt Style, the fashion division of their newly launched network of young creatives. Simply titled Project Cobalt's SS15 Collection, this highly inspired interpretation of timeless classics brings new life to old favorites with ingenious design concepts that appeal equally to the modern man and the modern woman.

Cobalt Style is led by All Beuys Club to partner with designers across multiple categories of fashion, creating two distinct avenues through which the platform pushes innovative fashion design. The Design Lab initiative aligns with emerging yet accomplished fashion brands to develop unique collaborative collections, the first recently launched as The Black Ivy capsule collection by Street Etiquette. Parallel to this is the Accelerator Program that fosters the best of young, visionary fashion under the guidance of veteran mentors. Known as the Craft Class, this select group of inspired designers works together to create seasonal collections, the first of which debuts as Project Cobalt's SS15 Collection.

Inspired by a cool spring day in Brooklyn, Project Cobalt’s inaugural collection was conceived and created by an eclectic group of New York designers who are part of the Craft Class team: Olu Alege and Edgar Garrido of Street Level Culture; Alexandra Kennedy, Samantha Giordano of Dolores Haze; and Drew Villani of Dreu. Though hailing from a range of background but finding unity in a common ethos: beautifully simple clothing inspired by traditional silhouettes employing modern details and trims. The intent was to present Project Cobalt's SS15 Collection as androgynous and versatile; the perfect unisex collection drawn from a deep consideration of fashion, form and function.

Subtle and refined yet bold and confident, Project Cobalt’s first season is original – remarkably on trend while following no trends. Standout outerwear classics like the topcoat and bomber jacket have been reinvented and brought to life by lighter spring fabrics and a washed-out tonal color palette. Wardrobe staples such as the dress short encourage a new respect and inspired style for basics, constructed from a light-weight worsted wool blend that allows the slight detailing of measured cuff and extended rear-pocket tab closure to create sophistication in simplicity.

Uniquely networked to create a foundation from which to build Craft Class excellence, Project Cobalt is dedicated to accelerating the potential of young creators to impact the world through the creative disciplines of fashion, art, music, film, technology, and craft. As mentors within the Cobalt Style program, Jeff Staple, Liza Deyrmenjian and Parke & Ronen contribute invaluable experience and uncommon insight that not only guides the Craft Class to success but creates within them real possibility for fashion greatness.

Launching April 15, 2015, Project Cobalt's SS15 Collection is the first example of how the Cobalt Style program of counseled creativity can inspire and realize the potential of emerging young fashion designers and create a collection truly worth collecting.

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About Project Cobalt

Project Cobalt is a new way of bringing creative people together through the power of collaboration. Its mission is to enable the next generation of creators by providing them with the tools, resources and platforms that they may not otherwise have in order to help bring their vision to life. To help identify these young creators, Project Cobalt is working with a variety of industry experts across entertainment, fashion, technology and more.