Two months, almost to the day, after its debut as a special guest at the 102nd edition of Pitti Uomo, Silas Adler and Jacob Kampp Berliner’s Soulland brand returns to its native Copenhagen to present the second act of its Spring/Summer 2023 “Spring Devil” collection – this collection, along with the one presented at Pitti Uomo and their “Spring Devil” star character who represents energy and fun, is the first chapter of a new Soulland trilogy about the story of an imaginary house – the “Brain House” – and its inhabitants.
“The “Spring Devil” is a creature I think a lot of us can relate to. It’s not out to harm us, necessarily, but it feeds on getting us to do things that are on the edge,” Adler says. “We all know that feeling, most of us have a Spring Devil around us, but also inside us.”
Soulland’s first completely asexual collections, the collection shown in Copenhagen is designed almost as a mirror image of the one in Florence – some looks that were worn by women in Italy are worn by men in Copenhagen.
Silas Oda Adler, Soulland‘s creative director, played with silhouettes, textures, volumes and materials, such as lace or corduroy, to define a new wardrobe that goes beyond gender norms or constraints.
Sporty outfits, including pink crop tops, crepe pieces and lace ensembles, feature the “Spring Devil” alongside the collection’s other star, Hello Kitty.
T-shirts, dresses, shirts and even a brown leather jacket feature the adorable anthropomorphic Hello Kitty cat created by Sanrio, while the brand also continues its collaboration with Li-ning, offering shoes with futuristic and avant-garde shapes.
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