AW 2018 NATURAL
ELLEN PEDERSEN presents her sixth menswear collection for AW18. The collection is inspired by Eileen Agar’s art piece, The Angel of Mercy, together with army clothing references. At the same time the poem NATURAL written by the poet Victor Boy Lindholm goes together with the collection. The poem is about being beautiful, plastic and natural and embodies and names collection.
The organic line seen in Eileen Agar’s art piece is clearly copied into the pattern cutting of the polos, cap and outerwear. This is also ELLEN PEDERSEN’s clear signature, and has for this collection been developed into more fabric combinations.
Always mindful of her muse PEDERSEN creates a collection that celebrates their wardrobe and updates classic styles with her own unique twist. ELLEN PEDERSEN uses the orange colour picked from the art pieces as a detail on the polo collar and stripes in pattern cutting through the garments.
The more basic items with ELLEN PEDERSEN logo are part of the collection including t-shirts, caps, socks, beanie and bags. These more basic items together with one jacket and a hoodie will already be in stores in spring 2018 as a 1.drop.
In keeping with her signature style, PEDERSEN balances modern sportswear references with fine tailoring. Vintage workwear styles borrowed from her muse inform the silhouette for AW18, whose staples include slim polo shirts, parka coat, sweats and technical jackets.
As ever, fabrication is instrumental to the collection; sourcing fine fabrics from Italian mills such as SWING, Olmetex Spa, Botto Giuseppe and NT Majocchi, technical fabrics are waterproof nylon and hand knitted elastic jumpers and trimmings.
Other standout pieces include an oversized bomber with organic lines with elastic in them, which create volume and a feeling of crease, characteristic of her DNA. This season the iconic bomber is made in denim with raw edges. This season Ellen Pedersen has worked with elastic handknitting technic and created a whole jumper in the black elastic knit and knitted trimming placed into tech jackets.
ELLEN always looks back to her muse and therefore the British subculture – the MODS. This fine boy has a longing for beautiful clothes, very specific and with a touch of a dark side. The Mod aesthetic is well catered for here; polos with precise tailored details, Italian wool suit with fabrication and pattern cutting technique and army referenced shirt.
The palette throughout the collection features favourites; bright orange, dusty blue, denim blue, white, black and a twill in army green with an orange thread.