‘We have always been impressed by the straight-to-the-point efficiency of minimal art. The idea that light can be used in very simple ways to create a sense of space and to trick the eye was the focal point of our design process’ says Gosia Piatek, Kowtow’s founder and art director.
‘Solid Light’ is Kowtow’s 15th collection and is inspired by the works of artists who have experimented with light. For example, James Turrell’s projections feel like you can touch them even though they don’t exist, and the meditative work of Anthony McCall whose displays of light and smoke in slow motion creates a sense of calm and magic. On the other end of the spectrum, Len Lye’s video experiments and kinetic sculptures are more playful.
All fabrics are made from premium 100% certified fair trade organic cotton and are exclusively manufactured for Kowtow to their own unique specifications. Dyes used are free of hazardous elements such as formaldehyde, pesticides and other heavy metals, as certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. High five to these guys.
To celebrate the launch of Solid Light, I asked the very clever Gosia Piatek a few questions which revealed the places to where her thoughts wander, music that gets her juices flowing, and how mindful she is of the bigger and greater picture.
SEE/ The beauty in nature.
FIND/ The joy of arriving at a beautiful secluded batch.
READ/ ‘Walden‘ by Henry David Thoreau.
THINK ABOUT/ Love of your partner, of your job and of yourself. And striking a balance.
LISTEN TO/ ‘Heaven Somewhere‘ featuring Omar, Cee-Lo, Bilal, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu & Lonnie Lynn, so epic!
See the new collection ‘Solid Light’ from Kowtow below…
Image above: Exposure Top and Slide Skirt
In The Shadows Dress
Installation Shirt and Refraction Pant
Building Block Cap Sleeve Top, Speed of Light Blazer, and Newton Shorts
Building Block Boat Neck Top, Shutter Trench, and Prismatic Pant
Chaos Top and Prismatic Pant
Wave Length Coat, Mirror Crew, and Refraction Pant
Amazing, right? See more from Kowtow here.