COS Book & Collection Launch

The book Creating with shapes is a design book by Royal College of Art teacher and COS collaborator Usha Doshi, who has been a specialist on design and pattern-cutting technics for over 20 years. Watching her grandchildren play with fabric Usha Doshi saw they cut simple geometric shapes and intricate folds, drapes and pleats without using excessive fabric or complex darts and seams. She developed this discovery into an innovative creative solution, and with the book she hopes to share her knowledge with creative around the world and across all disciplines.

Designed using Usha’s technique, the Creating with Shapes collection features a range of womenswear pieces in a palette of navy, oatmeal and optic white. The collection include a classic wool overcoat with geometric back pleat detail, a modern shirt with sharp front folds and an asymmetric silk dress with structured draping created by multiple use of the Creating with Shapes method.

– We’re very excited to be supporting Usha with the publishing of her first book and to launch a limited edition collection that uses the methodology. This is a technique that we have supported and used in our design process time and time again, so it’s great to be able to share, says Karin Gustafsson, COS creative director.

The collection will be launched alongside the book in selected COS stores this autumn and on cosstores.com in the EU and US.

 

The book Creating with shapes is a design book by Royal College of Art teacher and COS collaborator Usha Doshi, who has been a specialist on design and pattern-cutting technics for over 20 years.

Watching her grandchildren play with fabric Usha Doshi saw they cut simple geometric shapes and intricate folds, drapes and pleats without using excessive fabric or complex darts and seams. She developed this discovery into an innovative creative solution, and with the book she hopes to share her knowledge with creative around the world and across all disciplines.

The collection include a classic wool overcoat with geometric back pleat detail, a modern shirt with sharp front folds and an asymmetric silk dress with structured draping created by multiple use of the Creating with Shapes method.

Designed using Usha’s technique, the Creating with Shapes collection features womenswear pieces in a palette of navy, oatmeal and optic white.