”We take colours very seriously,” says Stine Find Osther, Vice President of Design at world-leading Kvadrat, now launching their sixth collab collection with Raf Simons and constantly pushing the aesthetics, artistic and technological boundaries of textile design with the lowest possible impact on the environment.
— It is not unusual for us to have more than 1000 colours to choose from just for one collection.
Creative Director Jonny Johansson has developed a new, more bohemian look for the Acne Studios man, who has his feet on the ground, living a fluid life between the city and nature. The SS20 collection is more feminine than any show from Acne Studios Men’s before, our Fashion Director reports from Paris.
— I think it is about the confidence to be able to do it, says Johansson.
We speak to Wood Wood’s co-founder Karl-Oskar Olsen as the brand follows up 90 collaborations with some of the biggest brands in the world — plus adidas, Ellesse, and Timberland coming this fall — by opening their own flagship in London this summer.
— We wanted to really play around our core DNA and push the boundaries for what we felt a store in Soho could look like, he says.
”I think we should start a Danish sneaker brand,” said Kasper Høj Rasmussen to his childhood friend Thomas Refdahl. Five years later ARKK has been growing with two-digit percentage figures on the top line from the first year in the market, now launching the special Uniklass silhouette, a limited-edition clothing collection and expanding to key Asian markets.
We speak to CMMN SWDN’s Emma and Saif Bakir about the brand’s SS20 collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week.
— We grow older and now expect our first child and for the first time, we’ve started considering being from different cultures and that we want to keep them and our own heritage, says Emma Bakir.
For next spring, Finnish designer Rolf Ekroth pursues his exploration of the adult-aimed cult Japanese anime Neon Genesis Evangelion and its postmodern apocalyptic narratives through elements of streetwear, angling methods and childhood memories for a survivalist collection calling out the organised destruction of the natural world.
He’s now also the Creative Director for Finnish heritage sport brand Terinit. For Spring Summer 20, the cuts from football shorts and jerseys, from the 90s in general and FIFA World Cup in Italy 1990 in particular, are reinterpreted into modern leisurewear along items like sweatshirts and running jackets layered onto cycling inspired garments such as jackets, overalls or capes. Silhouettes are finished with summer parkas featuring block prints inspired by the “Italia 90” logo and flags from around the globe, especially the Finnish one with its blue cross on white background.