The last show of this year’s Reykjavík Fashion Festival was Anita Hirlekar‘s FW17 collection. This is the first collection Anita unveils in Iceland as her previous collections have been presented at London Fashion Week, and to much praise.
Known for her use of unique handstitched textiles and abstract patterns, Anita has caught the attention of international publications, such as VOGUE Italia, Elle and i-D magazine.
The collection featured the brand‘s signature use of juxtaposed stitch patterns in bold contrasting colors, with the addition of light and flowing fabrics in vibrant unique prints.
Prints are a new element in Anita‘s selection and each print is created in synchronicity with the hand-stitched textiles as the stitching and the print are meant to „mimic each other.“
High neck midi length dresses and blouses paired with sheer loose fitting trousers were a dominant part of the collection, featuring either Anita‘s signature stitching or one of the brand new prints, styled with adorned belts, jewelry in bold colors and ankle socks.
It‘s clear that Anita Hirlekar is a designer that follows her own instincts and has a unique way of creating something harmonious out of completely opposite elements. The unexpected shapes and color combinations in her designs are a perfect example of fashion designers who blur the line between simply clothes and works of art.
Producer: Þorgeir F. Óðinsson
Art director: Ásgrímur Már Friðriksson
Sound director: Terrordisco
Runway Coach: Hafsteinn Thor Guðjónsson
Hair: Harpa Ómarsdóttir & Steinunn Ósk with label.m
Makeup: Sara D. Johansen & Sigurlaug D. Bjarnadóttir
with NYX Cosmetics & Reykjavík Makeup School
Models: Eskimo Models
Tags: Aníta Hirlekar, fashion designer, Reykjavik Fashion Festival, RFF17, Runway, textile design
Hugrún is an art and design enthusiast from Iceland, with a deep appreciation for aesthetics that deviate from the conventional.
Being born and raised in the Reykjavík region, she draws inspiration from the city’s quirky small-town culture, and the diversity and individuality of its inhabitants.
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