For Kowtow, ethical clothing does not simply mean more ethical supply chains, manufacturing, and labour conditions. Rather, such a commitment influences every aspect of the clothes that they make, including their designs. Against false notions of freedom, Kowtow embrace the restrictions of adhering to more ethical modes of design and production. The resulting garments are far from impeded, evincing anything from subtle elegance to structured grandiosity.
In their latest collection, the New Zealand label harness the power of block colours with floral patterns complementing the season's lively palette. The label's renowned knits take pride of place in this collection, adding texture and depth. Elsewhere, frills, stripes, and quilting add focal details to understated outerwear pieces and shirts that subtly adjust established shapes.
As its name suggests, the Kowtow Study Pant is the result of considered attention, with focal point detailing adding complexity to an elegant silhouette. This wide-leg pant combines formal qualities with the label's dedication to comfort in simplicity; casual elements such as an elasticated waistband are balanced by structuring front pleats. With their relaxed fit, the Study pants also feature two side seam pockets and two back welt pockets.
This piece is dyed with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, and made in a transparent supply chain, with fair trade certified farmers and manufacturers from seed to garment.
Made from 100% organic cotton.
Model is 175cm and wears size XS.