Story of COCO™
The COCO Collection is NUAN Cashmere’s signature collection. Reflecting Parisian style chic tailoring, COCO designs are recognisable by the texture of basket weave stitch and glamorous fringed detailing.
The first of the COCO collection was the COCO Classic Jacket. First designed in 2010, was much loved by Hong Kong cashmere wearers when launched in the designer’s then home city. Following its success in Hong Kong it was taken to New York in 2012 for its successful debut at a private Trunk Show. Then followed the design of a new style suited to the United States’ harsher winters – the COCO Coat. This longer variation of the COCO Jacket can be worn as a layering piece in cold months and also as an outer piece in Fall and Spring. Since 2012 many more designs and colors have been added to the COCO collection, including the COCO hoodie, COCO vest, COCO biker jacket and unisex COCO infinity scarf. Inspired by her own wedding, a floor-length, bridal white COCO Coat was also added to the NUAN Wedding Collection in 2014.
The nature of cashmere ensures that COCO pieces can be worn no matter the weather. 3 times warmer than sheeps wool, the cashmere fleece contains tiny crimps which hold in pockets of warm air. To truly appreciate this collection it is important to understand the yarn and tailoring involved in the making of each piece. Each cashmere goat only produces approximately 150 grams of yarn each year. To put this in perspective, 645 grams of cashmere yarn is used in the making of our COCO Classic Jacket and 860 grams in the tailoring of the COCO Coat.
Respect for classic and timeless styling is the designers intention with her COCO collection; to create knitwear that makes one feel confident, elegant and chic. This is what makes this collection so special; it is luxury coupled with versatility. The designer endeavoured to make styles that could be worn by anyone of any age and body type, from day to evening. Many of the COCO styles can be worn with a distressed jean, a corporate suit, or a little black dress. Not only are the pieces stylistically versatile, the fringed panelling of the Coat, Jacket and Modern Biker Jacket is universally flattering on any body type. The style, simplicity and elegance of the COCO Collection make every piece an investment piece.