Inspired by female creatives from the late '60s and early ‘70s, Rodebjer offered a riveting SS23 collection of comfort-first pieces and easy styling options
This season, Carin Rodebjer looked to the revolutionary women of the last century for inspiration, focusing on a number of European female artists and creatives active during the late '60s and early ‘70s. "Lena Nyman, the beloved and beautiful Swedish film star, was one," she muses. Throughout Nyman's career, she had a strong sense of her own creative desire. "Doing not what was expected of her, but what felt true to herself," as Rodebjer puts it, a quality which rings true for the Swedish designer's own brand. "The reason I founded Rodebjer was that I didn’t want to put women in a box, so we never design with one person in mind," she says. "Rodebjer is a mindset rather than an age or cultural background and we remain inspired by women of style and purpose who live their lives true to their own inner voice."
The spring/summer 2023 collection welcomes Rodebjer's signature playful energy seen in the punchy palette and eye-catching prints. Fusing an earthy base with pastel shades and bursts of bright tones (as if plucked from a crayon set), the colours elevate the soft silhouettes. True to the brand's DNA, the line-up sees modern wardrobe must-haves, mixed with ‘70s staples like crocheted co-ords and blanket stitched outerwear – not to mention the brand's signature feather-light caftans. As for Rodebjer's personal favourites, it is hard to pick just one piece. "But," she says, "the bias-cut long skirt in sustainable viscose styled with the oversized double-breasted cotton twill jacket is an outfit I cannot get myself out of."
As for accessories, the brand has found an equally exuberant expression. Take the Terry towel pieces, for example, which instantly transport us onto a sundrenched beach. "We also worked with Equal Hands who ethically and sustainably produced our crochet micro bags which feel like small wearable candy pieces," Rodebjer adds. And lastly, the mix of timeless hand finished sunglasses requires a well-deserved shout-out.
See the full collection below: