Fashion designers have long turned to photography, sculpture, and street art for sartorial inspiration. But an unlikely source -- paper -- is the muse for COS's latest collaboration with the Canadian-born, New York-based artist Dorothea Rockburne, whose work has been shown at MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The looks in their new capsule collection feature paper-like textures, as well as the ivory and ecru colors commonly found in Rockburne's intricate, folded paper art.
COS creative director Karin Gustafsson and the brand's designers also experimented with wider silhouettes and unexpected angles to mirror Rockburne's study of space and geometry in her paintings and drawings. Still intact, however: the neutral, minimalist aesthetic that has become COS's calling card.
The collab coincides with the current exhibition of Rockburne's signature pieces -- including mesmerizing, room-size installations and her signature paper works from the late '60s and early '70s -- that recently opened at Dia:Beacon in upstate New York. The good news is if you can't see it in person, you can still take her chic, modern vision to the streets. COSStores.com