This season we continue on a path of existential questioning and turn to Ingmar Bergman's film “The seventh seal” for inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2023 collection. The story of a medieval knight and a game of chess against death sets the tone of the collection and is interpreted into a contemporary wardrobe with elevated cuts and premium fabrics.
The collection features a mix of garments that have the patina of being passed down through generations against slick patent materials in shiny black. The mix of fabrics embodies the different stages of life and gives depth to the look when worn together. There are darker hues and textures that are met with brighter earthy tones, pops of greens and blues as well as chess graphics. Each garment should be a companion in your everyday life and the collection as a whole aim to make you feel unique and relevant, with a quality that can stand the test of time.
Checkmate is a collection that caters for the challenges and triumphs of life much like a game of everyday chess, where we are trying to navigate ourselves through the end of the beginning.
This season we have further developed our creative expression, with an expanded design team we have added more workwear details to contrast our usually sleek and premium cuts. The more excentric pieces in the collection includes an expanded range of knitwear, the new Blouson Jacket and an array of shirts and overshirts where workwear detailing have been added throughout.
As always the production and fabric quality is of the highest standard with a focus on sustainable solutions. The fabrics are sourced in Europe with suppliers and manufacturers based in Portugal and Italy.
Additionally, the collection includes a collaboration with the premium Spanish shoemaker Paracia. It features a re-designed version of their classic boot B-Type 02. The collaborative boot comes in three different colorways featuring Spanish and Italian calf leather and suede, Goodyear welt construction and Vibram soles. Paracia is based in Madrid and Seoul and designs premium footwear and accessories for everyday wear, crafted with a contemporary discovery of timeless aesthetics.