The Anya Hindmarch Fall 2017 collection features modern interpretations of traditional leathercraft techniques, coats in layered textures of wool, long shearling and felt and new additions to the shoe collection.
“Autumn Winter 2017 explores the contrast between the romanticised notions of winter and wanderlust and the darker motifs found in Old Norse folklore,” said designer Anya Hindmarch. “This has been explored through modern interpretations of traditional leather craft techniques, including Scandinavian Kurbits and complex hand-woven leatherwork.”
The set of this season’s Anya Hindmarch show was built upon the collection’s central motif of kurbits, a Swedish folk art style, whose symmetrical two-dimensional fronds and florals featured on bags and outerwear.
Hindmarch’s hygge-and-hot Scandi sirens scaled and descended the hairpin runway in high shiny bloomers and Nordic knits or pastel cable-knit romper suits. Over these was outerwear in felt and wool—often paneled with grids of shearling—with shearling collars and kurbits motifs in cut leather panels. Below, clog mules with Gucci-esque shearling inner soles represented a foot flexing challenge on descent. On high, white shearling headpieces and Cutler and Gross’s pastel-strapped spectacles emanated analog mountaineer.
Bags were garlanded with leather paper chains, dragonflies, and leaves. There were modular handbags and handbags that looked like an assemblage of six or seven purses (with six or seven zippers to match). Hindmarch’s excellent smiley backpack reappeared in a golden lurex finish. There were sliders and bags with furry eyes staring back at you.