Today, COS announced their latest collaboration that coincides with artist Dorothea Rockburne’s recently-opened exhibition at the Dia:Beacon in upstate New York. The London-based fashion brand is no stranger to taking inspiration from the art world—you may recall their capsule collection inspired by abstract painter Agnes Martin from October 2016—and for this collection COS has merged its aesthetic with Rockburne’s artistic practices to create clothing and accessories that are simple in appearance with a lot going on beneath the surface.
COS Creative Director, Karin Gustafsson said, “We have admired Dorothea Rockburne’s work for many years, when developing our current collection her work instantly came to mind for its precision and tactility.” Rockburne creates art in a procedural way: she manipulates non-art materials inspired by mathematics such as geometry and set theory and arranges groups of materials to raise questions about physicality and space. She also uses more experimental materials like crude oil, grease, and tar. The collection mirrors this with silhouettes and fabric choices that mirror the linear nature of Rockburne’s works, while still adhering to COS’s brand DNA.
TO SHOP THE COLLECTION, CLICK HERE. DOROTHEA ROCKBURNE AT DIA:BEACON IS ON VIEW NOW.