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Fashion Innovative DESIGNS COS Launches Limited Edition Collection and book, Creating with Shapes COS has recently released their first title, Creating with Shapes (a design book by Royal College of Art teacher and long-time COS collaborator Usha Doshi) and a limited edition 11-piece womenswear collection employing the book's techniques and methods. Usha, a design and pattern-cutting technician for over 20 years of experience under her belt, first conceptualized the technique while watching her grandchildren play with fabric one day at home; as they cut simple geometric shapes from the fabric she gave them, Usha discovered that these shapes could be used to form intricate folds, drapes and pleats without using excessive fabric or complex darts and seams. "This exciting new technique is perfect for production without compromising creativity and the book will be a fantastic tool for both designers and garment makers," says Usha on the concept. The Creating with Shapes collection features a range of womenswear pieces in an understated palette of navy, oatmeal and optic white. Collection highlights 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. The collection and book is available at selected COS stores and on in the EU and US. Collection prices range from $99 to $450. Creating with Shapes is available for purchase in selected COS stores and bookshops for $79.

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