NATIVE ANIMISM

‘Whisper to the rocks, where something hides listening, takes away your word, takes it further and completes it.’ (Ailo Gaup) Immigration in 18th century America as inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2016. What was it like when the first white people settled in the land of Native Americans? Protestantism meets Animism.


Cashmere intarsia meets colourful, ethnic motifs, grasses billowing to create silhouettes, and colourful embroidered ribbon against simple Puritan cuts in warm Alpaca wool in a monochrome design. Native ponchos meet trapper coats with (fake) fur details. Extra-long dip-dyed fringe complements leather fringing to play on the classic ‘Wild West’ stereotype. The symbiosis between two cultures in one collection works perfectly in fashion – hope is the last thing to die.