The contradictory Ondines inspired this collection, which uses different textures and colours to evoke their changing personality and the waters where they live.
The Ondina collection is named after a very special kind of mythological figures, the Ondines or elemental beings that inhabited water. Usually depicted as beautiful female spirits, they could be found in lakes, waterfalls or rivers. As powerful forces of nature, the Ondines protect their habitats from human damage using their ancestral magic -and, now and then, seducing unaware gentlemen.
There are lots of legends surrounding these magical creatures, often portraying them as wise and compassionate guardians of Nature, but just as often painting them as whimsical and dangerous beings.
Choosing fabrics and colours
Neither innocent nor evil, the changing personality of the Ondina flows free like a sinuous river. Her contradictory nature is what inspired the colour choice in this collection: a delicate shade of light blue, like the surface of water touched by the sun, and a contrasting black shade, the colour of the depths that await in the bottom of a lake.
The rich texture of the overlapping fabrics evokes the complex colour variations of water in all its forms, and the smooth surface of the satin imitates its fluid nature.
As always, every piece is carefully made to order in Stockholm.
I hope you enjoyed knowing a bit more about the inspiration behind the collection, and taking a closer look at the materials I used!
You can see the whole collection by clicking the link below: