The duo behind OpéraSport delivered their autumn/winter collection wrapped in signature bows
There was a clear thread continuing from the success of OpéraSport's spring/summer season through to the buzzy brand's runway show today. "We kept with the bows from last season, those tie-details," the creative duo behind the brand, Stephanie Gundelach and Awa Malina, tell Vogue Scandinavia during a pre-show preview. "We always make sure to add some signature styles that have been with us since the beginning - like our soft rib tops in recycled seamless silk. They are such a big part of our DNA."
While last season relied on slinky, figure-hugging silhouettes, this time around, the brand leans into the unspoken ease of "A-line cuts and warming layers," in the designers' words. This season, OpéraSport's main source of inspiration was artist Tom Anholt’s paintings. "We loved the idea of using his paintings as prints, so we decided to do a collaboration with him." The starry night skies in dark blue and purple hues set the tone for the colour palette, the up-cycled showpieces adorned with embellishments derived from his designs.
"The collection is a bit darker than usual and we’ve added some western details," Gundelach and Malina say – a statement complemented by the aptly equestrian signature print throughout: a white horse amidst a fairytale painting. A new logo is also introduced for the new season, embroidered on denim and visible on key-chain details swinging from beltloops, buttons and zippers.
See the full collection below: