After successfully presenting their SS18 collection last season, Holzweiler is back showcasing their Autumn/Winter Collection #SaveTheWinter during Copenhagen Fashion Week.
This season, the Norwegian brand found inspiration in winter: implementing the native people and animals from the polar areas, their lifestyle and difficulties in life. Their chosen color palette draws upon the beauty and colors of the northern light, the ice and the heritage of the Nenets people. Inspiration was found throughout their beautiful way of actively using the nature, the color and the qualities of their clothing.
We were amazed by how they all are embracing the ice and the cold. How they use their materials for clothing, the colours and all of the details you only can find in such an ice-covered landscape.
– Maria Skappel Holzweiler, Creative Director.
The deliciously cosy collection featured looks for him and her – occasionally blurring the lines between genders and creating unisex pieces. Colours were mostly white, brown, dark green and dusty pink shades.completing the looks were Holzweiler signature luxury scarfs, in cashmere, silk and wool blends with unique variations of prints and colours that has become the brand’s trademark.
For this collection Holzweiler also collaborated with the Norwegian photographer Vilde Rolfsen, using elements from her pictures in the collection. Her series “Plastic bag landscape” from 2014 surprised the design team, feeling intrigued by the usage of old plastic bags as part of the photographies.
“After working with Vilde, we got even more aware of the issues the world is facing towards becoming a more sustainable society. We are trying to improve every season, by now we have managed to make some small changes: All of our lambswool scarves and some of the jackets are made of approx. 60% recycled wool, we have a zero-waste policy and all of our scarves comes in degradable bio-plastic packaging.
The sheep are not exposed to mulesing, it is important for us that animals are not exposed to abuse. We are trying to use more organic cotton in our basic products. And this, is only the start!”.
– Andreas Holzweiler – CEO
This season, the brand also teamed up with stylist Alexandra Carl – Fashion Director for RIKA Magazine – and Art Director Magnus Naddermier, who previously worked with such as Louis Vuitton, Acne & Lanvin.