"Basic, but far from plain" were the guiding words for One & Other as the brand presented its spring/summer '24 collection during Oslo Runway
For spring/summer ’24, One & Other’s founder Lene Henriksen was inspired by a recent trip to Japan. “I love how Japanese people express their identity through the way they dress, regardless of age and style,” Henriksen says after the show. According to Henriksen, the fashion movement in Japan has done a “complete 180”, now focusing more on a cohesive look rather than individual stand-out pieces.
Emphasising the importance of the correct fit and coordination needed for this look, Henriksen explains how she translated this concept into modern silhouettes and sharp tailoring. “Despite being basic, it’s far from plain,” the designer says. “It is all about finding the balance between elegance and edginess by giving a twist to minimalist aesthetics.”
This idea is exemplified by the addition of leather and oversized fits in the line-up of looks. Mingling with crispy poplin cotton, crochet knits, denim and linen, the leather pieces stand out in the crowd – be it in the form of a trench coat and matching bucket hat or a blazer-and-mini-skirt set. “This season, we have taken a step back and refined our identity,” notes Henriksen. “We have created a collection with clean lines and a play on proportions and also reinvented some of our signature pieces.” A cinched blazer matched with giant pleated menswear-inspired trousers is one of the season's key silhouettes. At the same time, a selection of co-ords and matching sets – “confident separates,” as Henriksen describes them – informs the casual One & Other closet.
The colour codes are kept neutral, with warm shades of caramel, camel, brown and the occasional punch of poppy red. There’s androgyny in every aspect of the show, both the casting and the cuts. “This season, we are proud to have a casting with strong, confident personalities representing the diversity in our collection,” Henriksen explains. “Our collections represent style and identity over gender and age, and the SS24 show reflects this.”
Discover One & Other's full collection below: