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“It’s rare to see a fashion brand have the balls to take a political stance”: Erin Wasson speaks on her new collaboration with Hvisk

By Josefin Forsberg
Erin Wasson poses with her new Hvisk handbag

Photo: Gillian Zinser

Danish label Hvisk partners with model Erin Wasson and photographer/actress Gillian Zinser for International Animal Rights Day. Speaking with Vogue Scandinavia, the iconic duo divulges everything we need to know ahead of the launch

American model and animal rights activist Erin Wasson and photographer-dash-actress Gillian Zinser make an unstoppable duo. Wasson – who’s previously worked with photographers like Steven Meisel and Peter Lindbergh – has come to define an era of unequivocal cool, her singular aesthetic influencing wardrobes on an international scale. On her end, Zinser knows what it’s like to be in front and behind the camera. Most famous for her role as Ivy Sullivan in the 2009 reboot of 90210, she recently worked on the new Hollywood film The Guilty, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.


Together, they’ve partnered with Danish PETA-certified handbag brand Hvisk on a reworked handbag ahead of International Animal Rights Day. “We were already fans of the brand and loved how chic they made vegan leather look,” the pair explains. “We’re super into the Scandinavian focus on minimalism and functionality without sacrificing beauty. Nordic style really lends itself to sustainable design, too, because of its innate simplicity, practicality and emphasis on the minimal aspects of design.”

erin wasson x hvisk

erin wasson x hvisk