Sweden’s notoriously minimal and contemporary aesthetic runs deep into it’s fashion industry, hosting brands such as ACNE, Fillipa K and Ann Sofie Back. It’s no real surprise then, that this modern flavour of scandi-chic has rubbed of on the countries’ young designers.
Karin Mellqvist, a graduate of the Swedish school of textiles is one such talent. Using a tufting technique more commonly seen in carpet making, Karin’s textural collection uses fringing to inform silhouette and design.
The fringing technique creates movement in response to the wearer’s activity, making this the perfect collection for catwalk. The notion of mobility can also be seen in the editorial imagery which plays with the swooshing nature of the garments.
Combinations of pink and red with clean whites and muted greys are seen with a mass of tonal fringe embellishment.” The collection aims to explore how fringes or piles in diverse materials and lengths can create shape, volume and structure, within womenswear.” – Karin Mellqvist.
Catwalk | Photographer: Wictor Agerling
Editorial | Photographer: Henrik Bengtsson | Model: Sofia Halling | Model agency: Modellink