The Spring goddess Ostara inspired this collection, which focusses on contrasting textures and overlapping fabrics to evoke the rebirth of the Earth.
This collection is named after Ostara, an ancient Germanic goddess associated with Spring. Also known as Eostre, she is linked with other ancient deities like Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn. They are part of a much older tradition that connects the resurgence of natural forces with a powerful feminine entity.
Ostara represents both the awakening of light after a long night, and the rebirth of the Earth after the bleak winter, as she is the one that melts the snow to make the earth fertile again.
But this deity is not only a goddess of resurrection, but also the goddess of love and carnal pleasure. She awakens senses and emotions, just as all Nature comes alive in her wake.
Choosing fabrics and colours
As we said, Ostara encourages the awakening of the senses. That’s why the materials used in this collection are meant to appeal to our physical senses: there’s a tactile contrast between the fluid silk satin and the uneven surface of the artisanal lace, the soft hand of the fabrics against the strong gold-plated hardware. There’s also a visual juxtaposition of opaque and transparent areas, as some parts are covered in silk while others have layes of silk or tulle.
The pieces are made with two different kinds of lace: a pure white floral design and a Chantilly lace with an eyelash border, which is woven with silver threads over a white base. The effect of this lace subtly glinting over the skin tries to emulate the luminous quality of Ostara.
As always, every piece of this collection is carefully made to order in Stockholm.
I hope you enjoyed knowing a bit more about the inspiration behind Ostara!
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