Öhlin/D autumn/winter 2016 collection presentation for NYFW
Little Bo Peep ditched being the “it girl” of her fairytale life and moved on in search of new flock. At least that is the Öhlin/D interpretation of the story. This season, Jacob Park and Anne Deane were inspired by the tale of shepherdess, retold in the future. Jacob explained: “Every collection is inspired by this sort of transformative story. This season, it was about future Bo Peep and instead of being sad about losing her sheep she leaves them and moves to the city and immerses herself in all these aesthetics. There is something about that transformation mixed with romanticism and the pastoral feeling of this modern woman.”
The designers’ reference to the iconic tale gives a modern update of baby doll silhouettes, off-the-shoulder cardigans and playful knits. The layers of laser cuts throughout the collection was a process they developed by collaborating with local furniture and sculpture artist, Sam Stewart.
The shapes and obscure patterns were bases on Stewart;s work. For their presentation three models wore wooden dresses made by the artist. Another interesting design element were the pastel cotton candy-like denim. The precision in technique and fluidity of the fabric resembled a soft suede. The pair stated, We put a huge emphasis on sustainability when we design as much as we can.
We heard about this amazing natural dye artist, Cara Piazza, she’s local. She makes these incredible dye bath and we thought they would make a great color pallet for our collection. The future looks bright for Öhlin/D. There is longevity in sustainability and innovation in the creative process. The two young designers aspires to push the envelope making weird the new cool.
Photos: Bogdan Seredyak