A certain kind of Zen
The starting point for the winter 2021 collection was an atmosphere. Looking at the current situation
and the recent changes, we wanted to create an antidote. “A certain kind of Zen” is the mood that
became our inspiration – a base for a positive and balanced vibe. It is all about inner stability and
comfort – keywords you will see in many ways within the collection. In this extraordinary time, we
have all had the chance to explore our inner selves, to come up with new ways to deal with a new
reality. This new reality also means staying indoors more, within our small communities – but we
also find ourselves happily wandering in nature. We might discover a sense of home in nature, even
in more extreme conditions. The new lifestyle becomes much more flexible – and pushes towards
clothing with a comfortable and very versatile approach to keep up with it. We started to mix the
idea of work, rest and play.
For the first drop, we looked at the paintings of Belgian artist Michaël Borremans. His artworks
influenced our approach towards colours, inspired soft multilayering in tonal shades and very tactile
imagery. The choice of textiles and the use of warm colours have a painterly quality. Another painter
inspired the collection: the German artist Jochen Klein. His romantic painting brings in light and
For the second drop, we loved the thought of community, the natural choice of people we gather
around us. It is not a big group of people – and it feels much more true, intimate and intense. We
let urban photography show us beautiful niches for living. Moreover, we looked into the traditional
textile craft. Soft military influences are also part of the collection. These influences result in various
soft and light “non-colours” in the collection which are combined with deeper and intense hues and
textiles. By smartening up all fabrics, washes and details, we add attitude.
The colours for the winter collection are tonal and have less contrast. For the first drop, a well-balanced
base of warm earthy shades like “American elm” and “dark lava” are paired with a soft wool white
and a warm oatmeal hue. Two shades of blue, soft Dutch porcelain and dark teal (we call them partners)
mix in gently. For the second drop, two shades of beige find partners in deep greens: “fir green”
and “Sacramento green”. Black heightens the intensity of the colour palette and adds a more formal
aspect. Naturally, navy and grey mélange are present in both drops.
The pants confirm the soft indoor approach – either through the established trend of a drawstring
belt or in the shape of elevated, still youthful track pants in must-have new qualities: brushed cotton
stretch and upgraded Italian woven wool set the pace. Certainly, the Comfort Cargo pants are the
key fit of the season.
Closed Winter 2021 –