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Our Legacy launching bedwear capsule and the Norwegian photographer taking over the world

Also more on the new exhibition A journey through mud and confusion with small glimpses of air, and COS’ brand new menswear line.


Our Legacy launching bedwear capsule Following the news of a new women’s line debuting for Spring/Summer -19, Swedish Our Legacy now also introduce bedwear. Their Work Shop concept is a combined creative studio and crafts atelier where various recycle and upcycle processes alters dead stock and residual fabrics, elevating the old into something new. Together with design group Magniberg, they’ve now created a bedwear capsule collection, turning the finest cotton shirt fabrics into something to dress your bed with. Available in the Our Legacy Work Shops in Stockholm and London.

Anja Niemi taking over the world Critically acclaimed Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi works alone; photographing, staging and acting out the characters in all of her images. Since her first series Do Not Disturb (2012), she’s been exhibiting in San Francisco, Paris, London, Oslo, Amsterdam, and more. Following in the footsteps of prestigious photographers Erwin Olaf, Bettina Rheims, and Formento & Formento, Niemi was honored to have a special issue of Ideat magazine (France) dedicated to her work. It was launched at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris this May, just in time for her new series She Could Have Been A Cowboy, premiered at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York.

Her work is highly collectible – with acquisitions by the Nion McEvoy Collection, the Hudson Bay Company Global Art Collection, Oslo City Council, and the Susanne von Meiss Collection, and she has already published four books. One of her images, The Garden Hose, was selected for 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die (Cassell, 2017). Next year, in February 2019, she has her first museum retrospective show at Fotografiska in Stockholm, with a book to coincide being published by Thames & Hudson.

A journey through mud and confusion with small glimpses of air Over the past decade, internationally renowned Swedish artist duo Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg have been prominent on the global art scene, and their works have been shown at the Venice Biennale, The New Museum in New York, and the 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai. The new exhibition A journey through mud and confusion with small glimpses of air on Moderna Museet in Stockholm describes an inner voyage, an attempt to decipher existence in a flow of impulses and impressions. They’ve created dreamlike, animated worlds with sculpture, music and moving images, playfully telling fables convey humour and darkness and disable all moral laws of gravity, also including stop-motion films and spatial installations, and a brand new VR work. These works capture extreme states – our deepest darkness and greatest euphoria.

COS’ brand new menswear line Presented through choreography by Wayne McGregor during last week’s Pitti Uomo in Florence, London-based COS introduced Soma, a seasonless capsule collection of 17 menswear essentials. Each style encapsulates the COS aesthetic: wearable and versatile, while quietly inventive, and the colour palette has been narrowed to white, navy and grey melange.

– Soma encapsulates the core COS aesthetic and values, using traditional methods and new techniques to form an understated collection, designed for longevity, says Christophe Copin, COS Head of Menswear Design.

Soma is available on all COS e-commerce sites in Europe, USA, and South Korea starting from September 6.