Coherent circumstances of life in a wider sense build the ground of our S/S13 collection “gravity”. There was this building we came across, to show a constructive element of a hole in the ceiling wide open to the sky, to the limit. Through this open circle-hole a palm was growing and reaching into the sky.
To us that formed a very poetic picture of many life themes, of what can be planned and what is dependent, out of control.
This realizes our main thoughts behind the collection. Further inspired by black holes and the conditions within, archetypes, gravitation, polarity, attraction and rejection- we were forced to debate and picture essential knowledge and aspects of life -all is connected-
The line shows a variety of colours that run from very soft & light, natural green tones to pastel rose and fresh yellow, intense bright blue, black and white so as dark blue.
Patterns show and transfer mainly the element of circle, curve and bow, in contrast to the straight line. An archetype/basic shape, inspired by the graphic structural elements of “the palm-hole photo” gets repeated in several interpretations and runs through a transformation process between purpose and accident.
The entire line is worked out including many handcrafted details – intentionally playing with the risk of defects to happen. Just like a full colour printed silk pant. Here we like the idea of contrasting, conflicting things, putting unusual things together.
In this sense we chose a wide range of fabrics: handdip-died viscose, knit jacquard, weave jacquard, hand printed silk, digital printed silk , hand printed jersey’s & silk, hand knits made of hand died yarns, garment printed knits etc.
This season additionally we’ve been collaborating with a Swedish classical clog manufacturer. We’ve been developing crafted birch wood clog’s, with hand printed toppings—very raw, basic, original by means, as a dialogue of tradition and presence.
Photos & text Copyright Anntian.