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Columbia Our journey starts in Colombia. The climate is hot and damp and the visual impressions are overpowering. In the rich landscape crystal caves hide a fantastical sight of many-hued crystals. The season starts out with an abundance of colors and patterns. From graphic black and white motifs inspired by mineral structures to strong colorful prints.
A warm earthy color base of dried soil and warm mossy green is lit up by strong, bright jewel tones found in the crystal caves. Aventurine green, deep emerald turquoise and a pop of pink. The original workwear uniform of our treasure hunter creates a cool and relaxed contrast to the spectacular beauty of the crystals. Delicate changeant silk, reminiscent of crystal reflections, play against down-to-earth chinlon cotton and drapey tencel, that are treated and washed to give a slightly used and utilitarian feel to the garments.
The Bitte Kai Rand AW18 collection is a journey from the core of the earth to the top of the mountain discovering the hidden treasures of the planet. For this season, we’ve been inspired by crystals. The fascination with these geological works of art, have led us to the crystal caves where organic rocklike formations reveal a world of beautiful intricate patterns and architectural shapes. Our muse is an adventurous treasure hunter and explorer travelling through changing landscapes to find the jewels of the earth.
From the overpowering and rich landscape of Columbia we travel to the world of Tibet as we look for simplicity and clarity and explore the spiritual characteristics of the crystals. Clean sculptural silhouettes, sharp menswear-inspired tailoring and a minimal aesthetic, create a spiritual and serene mood in the second delivery.
Fabrics range from chic and masculine wool gabardine to a feminine yet relaxed cold dye viscose. Plissé fabric mimics the architectural structure of graphite rock and adds a beautiful play in textures. Knitwear and wool in delicate moonstone white, mélange greys and dusty quartz rose bring a softer feel to the cool black tailoring and a sophisticated thunder grey adds an elegant touch. Highlighting everything is a strong and bright carnelian orange.
Iceland Towards the end of the journey we reach the top of the mountain and find ourselves in a raw Icelandic landscape. The air is cool and clean and as the climate gets colder the uniform of our treasure hunter becomes more technical and resilient. Crisp and cool parachute nylon with functional detailing inspired by the mountain climbers uniform brings a fresh contrast to cozy and comfortable corduroy and soft fluffy knits.
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Peaks of snow among the naked Icelandic rocks create shimmering reflections that translates into sparks of lurex glitter in the knitwear. The color theme consists of icy whites and cool greys with an accent of electric azurite blue.
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