FUNCTIONAL FASHION TO GARDENING
The interest for all things gardening was already well on the rise before the pandemic, but this years experience of lockdown has certainly added to it, with many turning to garden work and the outdoors for solace. With this in mind, Fiskars could not have picked a better time to launch its first fashion and accessory capsule collection with ”garden staples” aimed at everyone wanting utalitarian and good looking clothing for time spent outside.
Hanna Nova Beatrice
Designed by Maria Korkeila the bold collection mirrors the philosophy and design language of the Finnish heritage tool brand. “All Fiskars products are modern by way of tradition, like their iconic orange-handled scissors. This is the design DNA I wanted to bring into the collection,” says Korkeila.
All clothing in the collection is made from organic, recycled materials and vegan leather, and showcases bold, nature-inspired prints in a down-to-earth colour scheme. The collection have been made by socially responsible suppliers, which also played a big part in bringing the collection to life. The vegan leather and fabrics all use PFC-free water-repellent finishes.
"As the pieces are intended to be used in nature and while nurturing it, I thought it was extremely important to also be respectful towards it in the production of the collection," the designer said.
The collection features 11 styles, ranging from modular clothing to multi-functional bags, in shades going from dark green and brown to the traffic-cone-orange colour that Fiskars is renowned for using in the handles of its tools.
The up-and-coming Finnish designer Maria Korkeila is educated at Aalto University and received the Chiapparelli prize in 2017. Based in Helsinki and Paris, she in known for her take on ”handcrafted punk aesthetics”.
Fiskars utility clothing collection will be for sale in March next year.
”As the pieces are intended to be used in nature and while nurturing it, I thought it was extremely important to also be respectful towards it in the production of the collection.”