The art world and the fashion world are inextricably linked and the line between the two is beautifully blurred. As proof, this season’s circuit of international fashion weeks has essentially been a collection of animated art galleries, with beautifully eccentric and extravagant pieces you have to dare to wear. But every now and then we get an art-meets-fashion collaboration that features pieces we can seamlessly add to our daily wardrobe.
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Enter the COS collection inspired by late artist Agnes Martin, who was deemed the queen of the minimalist movement and was most famous for her abstract expressionist work. In honor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s upcoming retrospective on the American painter, the retailer has developed a 12-piece capsule collection for men and women inspired by the artist’s clean aesthetic.
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COS x Agnes Martin features minimalist pieces for men and women—homage to Martin’s proclivity to layer oversize shirts with grandfather collars over dresses or wear a simple shift over a pair of trousers. The Swedish retailer is known for its cool and clean-cut androgynous aesthetic, while Martin’s work is best known for its muted color palette and use of deceptively simple geometric patterns and lines. The collection picks up on both motifs, with hand-drawn and stitched textile prints on linen and canvas. The monochromatic striped tops and the wide-legged trousers are the perfect essentials for your fall wardrobe. As part of the retrospective, the capsule collection will be sold at the Guggenheim and in select COS stores starting October 7. Pieces will run from $89 to $250 and part of the proceeds will be donated to the Agnes Martin Foundation.
To get the full fashion-meets-art experience, the Guggenheim retrospective will run from October 7 to January 11 and will feature more than 100 of Martin’s paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and even a screening of Martin’s lesser-known 1976 film, Gabriel. Consider COS x Agnes Martin a minimalist’s inspiration board come to life.
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