To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Filippa K releases the 1993 capsule collection of '90s essentials
There are certain items every woman ought to have in her wardrobe: a simple white tank top, the perfect pair of black jeans, a great biker jacket. It’s precisely these unmissable staples that make up Filippa K’s 1993 capsule collection, launching tomorrow to fete the brand’s 30th anniversary. The first garments to feature the brand’s new 93 monogram, the tightly edited offering of both womenswear and menswear perfectly encapsulates the easy '90s minimalism that has come to define the beloved Swedish brand.
“We really wanted to do something that feels like an essential '90s wardrobe,” says creative director Liisa Kessler. “The pieces everyone wants to have in their wardrobe and keep for a long time.” Don’t be fooled by the sweet simplicity – each line and hem, shoulder and strap is carefully considered. Kessler is nothing if not a proportion and silhouette obsessive, bringing that bit of magic that transforms a basic into an everyday favourite. “It’s not an over-designed collection, which felt important to make these truly essential garments,” she says. “This is an approach that we take in general – making things that feel authentic and minimal but finding a strength in proportion or expression.”
It’s not an over-designed collection, which felt important to make these truly essential garments. This is an approach that we take in general – making things that feel authentic and minimal but finding a strength in proportion or expression.
Liisa Kessler, creative director of Filippa K
Some pieces in the collection are plucked straight from the brand’s archive, like the cropped knitted hoodie (which, Kessler points out, appeared on the Netflix show Barracuda Queens in green). A black, bell-sleeved button-down shirt is another '90s favourite brought back for the occasion.
As for the aforementioned monogram, you won’t find any all-over-prints here. The 93 is subtly stitched into the chest of a tank top or the sleeve of a sweater. “It’s very Filippa K,” says Kessler. “We aren’t a screaming branding house.”
The lookbook finds dutch model Querelle Jansen (“I’ve wanted to shoot with Querelle for a long time – I have memories of her from the early-mid 2000s when she was walking all the shows I loved”) shot in black and white, those slim silhouettes taking centre stage. The images are juxtaposed against dreamy shots of Swedish nature. “The Filippa K universe is all about this intimacy, the sensuality, the feeling,” Kessler says. “But it’s also about Swedish heritage, minimalism and this feeling of freedom.”
93 twill biker jacket
93 inside-out sweater mid grey melange
93 cotton tank white
93 five pocket skirt black
93 jersey shirt black
93 leather biker jacket black