Ranra - runway - SS23

By Clare McInerney

Longevity and versatility are the foundations of Ranra's serene spring/summer 2023 universe

While Ranra’s spring/summer 2023 collection is bound to be sought out by the cool kids, London-based Arnar Már Jónsson and Luke Stevens actually designed the 18-piece line up with ‘huldufølk’ – elvish, mythical beings – in mind.


Part of Icelandic and Faroese folklore, the huldufølk are supernatural beings that look and behave similarly to humans, but live in a parallel world. The transportive spirit of today’s presentation does feel of another world, tranquil and idyllic.

The line-up showcased ever-so-slightly dishevelled layers of sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, punctuated with soft saccharine colours – all produced in Italy and naturally plant dyed – proving how sustainable methods can produce more than beige. Inherently genderless, each ensemble is destined for the outdoors and topped with cap, either peaked or knitted with a tassel tip.

Ranra is one of three finalists vying for the Zalando Fashion Award, deservingly earning the judges’ attention for its exciting techniques with textiles and dyes, and a focus on developing longer-lasting garments.

Discover the full collection below:

Ranra SS23