The women’s silhouette is build with tailored elements as well as New Wave in uences. Baggy pants, short skirts and double breasted jackets. Humoristic details such as zippers and fur.
The men’s silhouette is a tailored eclectic mix of slim and larger shapes, high waists and relaxed and con dent layering. Diverse textures of fabrics such as leather and mohair add energy to the surfaces of tweed and pure ne wool.
Photography: Mathias Nordgren
WHYRED AW17: The collection has been inspired by Aniara, a science- ction poem written by the Swedish Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinson in 1956 about a spaceship of the same name. As well as the literary work itself, the sets created by the renowned Swedish artist Sven “X: et” Erixson for the 1959 production of Aniara, staged by the Royal Opera in Stockholm, provided many of the references. Erixson’s original drawings have been used for prints that appear on some of the pieces, injecting a kind of playfulness into the clothes and bringing interesting new elements to other parts of the design.
The palette is dark, woody, earthy and natural, with smooth but distinct and striking accents of yellow, pale blue, bright and burned red. Mixed up with the plain colours are the prints from Erixson’s paintings, as well as some new takes on classic patterns, such as hound’s tooth and herringbone.