CO-TE: Women’s Image of Self-representation


Given birth by Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari, CO-TE was launched in 2012 in Milan, Italy and was formed to produce women’s RTW and accessories. CO-TE has the unique concept of using self-representation to create a simplified and romantic appearance for women who are never too serious and like to have fun.



Graduating from the prestigious Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari believe in research and choosing only the finest of fabrics to maintain the desired quality of work. The two designers’ inspiration does not come from nowhere, they define volumes and materials through their study of details, aiming to best express the femininity of the female body without making it vulgar. The overlaying colors in clearly defined nuances allow each creation to express a new concept of linearity, an austerity infused with a requisite touch of irony, for women who never take themselves too seriously. This concept can also be revealed through their impressive and noteworthy fashion films.


The contemporary and artistic themes of each film represents the identity of this brand. Along with unique design of structure, edgy music, and detailed production, the fashion films, as another form of art, reinforce CO-TE’s idea about the image of a curious woman, who loves to experiment without being ordinary. Thanks to the inspiration of Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari, we have another brand called CO-TE to offer us something new and high end.

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Four years after the first launch of the brand, the major markets of CO-TE are Italy and Japan. They have 11.8k followers on Instagram. The price range of CO-TE is right around the medium range. A spring or fall dress runs from $200 to $500. Shorts and skirts and usually fall around $200 to $300, and accessories such as belts are $100 to $200.


Today the brand is distributed by Riccardo Grassi Showroom and Gruppo Tanaka for Japanese market and is sold in the best boutiques and in the trendiest concept stores.