NIRO WANG. AW16.

 

Who would have thought that a toy could be such an inspiration for a collection?  But that’s exactly where Niro Wang drew its references from; Trahast (Swedish name for a wooden Horse) was a favourite of children back in the 1890’s-1920’s originating from the district of Dalanar, when Sweden was still an agricultural country.

Niro Wang presented a collection of relaxed tailored pieces with layering techniques that emphasised the female form, along with the brand’s signature draping. There was also a nod to menswear this season, which brought a distinct juxtaposition with the styling of the womenswear. Garments were adorned with innovative jacquards, modern prints and intricate embroideries, reflecting the references of traditional Scandinavian wooden toys. The brand demonstrated its development in the linen-wool hybrid that it is well known for, with skirts,  wide leg trousers, wool knit jumpers, dresses, long coats and hooded jumpers all made from light weight material.

Written by Michaela Hoyte. Images as per caption.

 

 

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