The Filippa K Fall/Winter 2023 collection is inspired by the feeling of freedom and liberation, as depicted in Werner Herzog’s 1974 documentary “The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner.” The film follows the story of ski jumper Walter Steiner, and his pursuit of breaking the world record for ski flying. Creative Director Liisa Kessler was particularly drawn to Steiner’s singular focus and unbending will, as well as the sense of solitude and liberation he experiences while in the air.
“When the world feels heavy and complicated, I guess we want to be able to take off to a lighter state of mind,” explains Kessler. “We long for a feeling of being able to breathe and feel carefree again. And taking off, literally flying and escaping, feels so beautiful and fascinating to me.”
This feeling of liberation is reflected in the collection through the use of monochrome silhouettes and technical ski eyewear, as well as fabrics like crushed corduroy, raw denim, and moleskin, which are filtered through a minimalist 90s lens. The collection also includes sustainable fake furs, fuzzy knits, and transparent layers, which emphasize lightness and movement.
The aesthetic inspiration for the collection also comes from the singular lean figure of Steiner mid-air, and the technical ski eyewear is created in collaboration with Swedish brand POC Sports. Additionally, the brand has introduced a new seasonal handwritten monogram, inspired by vintage ski branding, which appears on select garments and accessories.
In addition to the ski-inspired elements, the collection also includes a range of accessories and outerwear that are inspired by traditional Swedish costumes, rendered in modern materials such as cropped vinyl shearling, leather boots, loafers, and pumps feature snakeskin prints, and a pair of heeled lace-up sandals.
The collection is a continuation of Filippa K’s efforts to reinterpret and revive the codes of the house, with a focus on returning to the attitude that defined the brand’s 90s and early aughts campaigns. The brand’s commitment to sustainable materials and timeless, minimalist style is evident throughout the collection, making it a perfect choice for those looking for both style and comfort during the colder months.
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