Style News: Limited-edition Cos X Guggenheim collection

A new collection by Swedish brand Cos is inspired by the late American artist Agnes Martin's painted grids and lines in delicate pastels.
A new collection by Swedish brand Cos is inspired by the late American artist Agnes Martin's painted grids and lines in delicate pastels.PHOTO: COS
A new collection by Swedish brand Cos is inspired by the late American artist Agnes Martin's painted grids and lines in delicate pastels.
Limited- edition Sole Superior-branded camping chairs by outdoor lifestyle brand Terrainware and Fin.PHOTO: SOLE SUPERIOR

LIMITED-EDITION COS X GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION

Swedish fashion brand Cos has collaborated with New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to sponsor the museum's exhibition of the late American abstract painter and sculptor Agnes Martin.

In celebration of the sponsorship, Cos has created a 12-piece capsule collection for men and women inspired by Martin's artwork.

The artist is known for her painted grids and lines in delicate pastel colours on large square canvases, which have served as an inspiration to the Cos design team for many years.

Ms Karin Gustafsson, creative director of Cos, says: "The incredible richness and tactility of Martin's work has always inspired our fabrics and designs. Her use of subtle colour and dedication to her technique and style elevate apparently simple lines and grids to something extraordinary."

Prices for the Cos X Agnes Martin-Guggenheim Collection 2016 - which launched last Friday at the Guggenheim Museum and in select territories worldwide such as Singapore - range from $125 for a T-shirt to $390 for a coat. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Agnes Martin Foundation.

Cos has three boutiques here, including one at 03-23/23A Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, open daily from 10.30am to 9.30pm, tel: 6238-8933.


SNEAKER AND STREETWEAR CONVENTION

Singapore's premier sneaker and streetwear convention, organised by home-grown sneaker community Sole Superior, will hold its fourth edition next month at Zouk.

Apart from a curated showing of exclusive sneaker brands, independent streetwear labels and sneaker collectors, the convention will have a live tattoo session for selected participants, exclusive event merchandise such as T-shirts and caps from home-grown streetwear label Pras The Bandit and limited- edition Sole Superior-branded camping chairs (pictured) by outdoor lifestyle brand Terrainware and Fin, which specialises in handcrafted workwear aprons and tote bags.

The Sole Superior 2016 convention is open to visitors of all ages and will take place on Nov 12 from 1 to 7pm.

Advance tickets cost $10, and $20 on the event day.

Tickets can be bought from Limited Edt stores at malls such as Queensway Shopping Centre and 313@Somerset, Seek at Raffles City, clothing store Goodluck Bunch and The Analog Vault.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe