At this 12 months’s Copenhagen Trend Week, Danish trend model Skall Studio, based by sisters Julie and Marie Skall, debuted its upcoming AW24 assortment with 29 seems to be nostalgic of the Sixties period of New York Metropolis, at a time when artists and intellectuals like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan had been difficult the established order about society. But it surely wasn’t simply the impeccably good styling of checkered wool coats and tailor-made suiting that stole the present in our eyes – it was the glimmer of metallic, discovered tucked in a low bun or on a singular ear. Because it seems, Skall Studio debuted a set inside a set. Levitas, a five-piece collection of organic-shaped jewellery, was designed in collaboration with Kinraden, a advantageous jewellery model by architect and designer Sarah Müllertz.
The gathering consists of a brooch, hair pin, a big earring, a small earring, and a button, all designed to seemingly defy gravity, therefore the title Levitas, which implies ‘lightness’ in Latin. Levitas additionally refers to how the metals, each recycled sterling silver and 18K gold, work together with gentle as it’s worn. The items are outlined by their completely imperfect shapes and fluid contours, paying homage to kinds present in nature.
Curious as to how this trend and jewellery collaboration got here to be, we chatted with Marie, Julie, and Sarah to study extra about their inspirations and hopes for the way forward for aware design:
Congrats on the collaboration. It’s really beautiful! Inform us extra about how this partnership between Kinraden and Skall Studio got here to be.
Julie Skall: There are a number of explanation why this collaboration got here up. Rooted in Scandinavian simplicity and craftsmanship we had been each based with a sustainable method in 2014 and with a want to change our respective industries. Skall Studio is a value-based model and after we do collaborations it is extremely essential for us to collaborate with manufacturers that share the identical values. We share the identical love for nature, pure mono supplies, recycled supplies, and purpose to create items made to final. After which we’re virtually neighbors as our shops are located in the identical road in Copenhagen.
Sarah Müllertz: Sure, we’ve been observing one another for some time – it’s wonderful to have somebody with the identical mission assertion as your virtually next-door neighbor – and we significantly admire Julie and Marie for what they’re doing with Skall. We initiated the dialog gently and let it move naturally to see if we might create one thing collectively that is smart. Because it seems, we might, and I like the course our mutual design mission has taken. With my background in structure, I’m accustomed to collaborations, and I recognize the framework and freedom Marie and Julie have afforded me in working with my craft.
What impressed the kinds and shapes of the Levitas assortment?
Sarah Müllertz: Past our shared values lies a deep-rooted connection to the essence of Scandinavian design – in order that was the start line. For this assortment I additionally drew inspiration from architectural heroes of mine – Neyemier and Brancusi. The elegant interaction of silver with the curves of the physique transcends mere aesthetics; it symbolizes the profound problem of sculpting bodily house. Most of the Lumen Assortment’s beneficiant shapes seize the essence of fluidity and style, that includes organically sculpted kinds that instantly mirrors the light imperfections discovered and created in nature.
What’s your private method to incorporating statement-making jewellery, just like the Floris Brooch or Hair Pin, into on a regular basis put on?
Marie Skall: Skall Studio is understood for its basic and easy types made to final and we predict the Floris Brooch and Floris Hair Pin in recycled sterling silver are good alternatives to play with our basic types. Particularly the Floris Hair Pin leaves room for creativeness as it may be utilized in some ways – not just for the hair, additionally in our knitwear and even in a pocket. Additionally, the Levitas Button provides a brand new look to our types – we love how a button can simply change the look.
What hopes do you’ve got for the way forward for trend and what do you want to encourage with Skall Studio and this collaboration with Kinraden?
Marie Skall: We hope to see much more give attention to pure mono supplies as we consider these supplies are higher for individuals and the planet. Clearly additionally as a result of mono fibers are simpler to recycle. With this collaboration we additionally hope to encourage to much less and higher consumption. The standard of the supplies we select to buy means the world.
The Levitas Assortment shall be out there early September 2024 within the Skall Studio and Kinraden flagship shops, in addition to on-line and at choose retailers worldwide.
Pictures by Thomas Degner.