Minimalist Swedish design label Nakkna introduce their rawest collection to date. For the A/W11 collection they have worked mostly with crinkled wool and different textures to dress up a metaphor as a swarm of birds. This is symbolised by the motion of elongated silhouettes where black is the base, with colour accents as a natural brown and silver. We met designers designers Camilla Sundin, Claes Berkes backstage after the show.
Dazed Digital: About the name, NAKKNA, what does it mean?
Nakkna: It does not mean anything. We´re just looking for a sound, inquiring into it it happened we miss spelled and that was the result.
DD: Point out things you didn't try before this collection
Nakkna: We wanted a strong collection. More raw, even than we were already. We are working with dusty colors. grey scale but bright colors. For instance, we play a lot with bright whites.
DD: How does it effect on the selection on the fabrics?
Nakkna: We get different textures and fabrics, metallic, silk satins and high gage wool working against raw materials as crinkle wool, scared leather and boiled wools distorted int the edges.
DD: What's the bird swarm inspiration?
Nakkna: On one hand it's very concrete like translating the bird textures and shimmering colorfadings into fabrics and cuts. At the same time it's inspiration on another level; a vision about moving creatures going somewhere. I like the idea of imaginary people on their way to a utopia. That is a recurring inspiration and this time the birds symbolises that crowd.
DD: Please synthesize the collection in a couple of words.
Nakkna: Moving people.
DD: Tell me about the music played during the show
Nakkna: The hard power noise music together with the minimal lightning works as an enhancer for the collection, helping to convey a harsh and raw feeling that steams from the origin of Nakkna,
DD: How is your feeling now after the show?
Nakkna: I haven´t landing yet. Always is like this. We feel good.
DD: What's your hint for the current Swedish fashion scenario?
Nakkna: We try to find our own vision. Since a couple of years you can find Swedish brands showing in Paris. Well, we have a special reputation.