In the ever-evolving world of fashion, how does one capture the essence of time? For Filippa K’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection, time’s intractable essence has been encapsulated not as a linear progression but a sensory aura, showcasing the fluidity of the brand’s journey in its monumental 30th year. Blending its robust heritage with the luminescent essence of Scandinavian summer light, the collection intertwines Filippa K’s past and future, creating an ethereal fashion tableau.
Under the imaginative direction of Liisa Kessler, the Creative Director, the collection springs from the brand’s rich annals and a deeply rooted minimalist aesthetic. Kessler recalls, “In celebration of Filippa K’s 30th anniversary, we aimed to encapsulate time in a minimal collection, infusing each garment with soul and emotion, yet avoiding overt nostalgia.”
Paying homage to the brand’s history while projecting forward its evolution, Filippa K‘s Spring/Summer collection revisits a range of archival fabrics, silhouettes, and details. From the timeless jersey shirts and polo shirts that marked the brand’s journey since the ’90s to high-button blazers with a faint retro vibe, the collection draws from the rich and diverse tapestry of the brand’s past.
Bleached and overdyed treatments have been lovingly applied to a neutral palette to accompany new summer denim styles and the reissue of Filippa K classics. Notably, the stretch denim jeans with no back pockets make a nostalgic comeback. The collection further boasts bleached knitwear with delicate ’90s lace detailing and rolled raw edges, all harmoniously hinting at the beautiful passage of time.
The Spring/Summer collection is not just about the past, though. The forward-thinking brand incorporates futuristic elements like raw linen pants with a metallic sheen, tank tops, and dresses made from a crumpled steel-viscose blend that gives them an industrial, tactile quality. In collaboration with leading sustainable textiles companies, Filippa K introduces the innovative Re:sourced Crepe, a fabric developed from textile waste and wood cellulose.
Eveningwear is of the utmost simplicity, with casual tuxedo suits, slip and bandeau dresses, and a men’s cotton and silk suit that epitomizes the brand’s minimalist, confident aesthetic. Accessory details also help to establish the visual narrative of the collection, such as an exaggerated buckle detail on the new 93 Buckle Bag and bamboo handle crochet bags that offer a nod to ’90s in-house designs.
Moreover, the jewelry range is nothing short of breathtaking. In collaboration with Skåne-based jeweler RAV by Sweden, unique amber stones shaped by nature over millions of years are transformed into stunning pieces of jewelry, transporting our natural past into the present.
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