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October 6, 2016


COS Gratitude cashmere dress, $250, and Falling Blue skirt, $125.
COS Mountain collarless coat , $225, On A Clear Day cashmere mockneck jumper, $190, and Redbird workwear trousers, $125.
Design sketch of the women’s collection.
Design sketch of the men’s collection.
COS Harbor worker jacket , $225, and Stone Granddad collar tunic, $115 (left). COS Grey Stone shirt, $115.
Portrait of artist Agnes Martin, Taos, New Mexico, 1994.
Photo by Chris Felver/Getty Images© 2016 Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

“It is a privilege to sponsor an exhibition of Martin’s work,” said COS Creative Director Karin Gustafsson in an official statement regarding the launch of the new COS X Agnes Martin Guggenheim project, a retrospective the brand is sponsoring which opens October 7 and runs until January 11, 2017. “The incredible richness and tactility of her work has always inspired our fabrics and designs; her use of subtle color and dedication to her technique and style elevates apparently simple lines and grids to something extraordinary,” he says. And nowhere is that more evident than the Stockholm-based fashion house’s new Martin-inspired capsule collection for men and women, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

“The opportunity to create this collection whilst exploring the subtle reinvention of classic silhouettes has been fantastic,” explained Gustafsson of the 12 pieces, which span cashmere dresses to workwear trousers informed by the artist’s signature abstract aesthetic, including textiles featuring hand-drawn and hand-stitched checks and stripes. “The minimal pieces created form an effortless, artistic capsule offering.”

COS launched in London in 2007; since then it has grown to a well-respected high-street fashion brand now with 180 stores worldwide. The clean, minimalist cuts that COS offers are pieces that last way beyond a season. The need for less fussy and more reinvented modern classics are becoming more popular by the day—and this is place to find them.

A percentage of all proceeds go to the Agnes Martin foundation, whose aim is to buy back Martin’s works from private collectors and donate it to public art galleries for public viewing. All pieces are available from October 7 at the Beverly Drive store and online at

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