Spinning a fashion fairytale, Søren Le Schmidt's signature tailoring is seen in the usual stark colour way of black and white – with just the dash of petroleum blue
It has been more than 130 years since HC Andersen finished his last fairytale, still, this coming season, his works serve as inspiration for Søren Le Schmidt’s AW22 collection. “The common thread through the authorship runs the desire to belong, fit in and be recognised, whether the main character is an ugly duckling, a chimney sweep or a young, aspiring artist. HC Andersen’s adventures and stories transcend the time-bound and the personal,” the Danish designer told Vogue Scandinavia.
Vogue Scandinavia went on a rollercoaster ride with Søren Le Schmidt, his fashion show for the season being set in the amusement park Tivoli Gardens. “For this collection, I tried to focus on every single detail in each style,” Le Schmidt said. “Instead of working with different colours and prints, I tried to keep it very clean and simple.” The resulting palette is a stark colour contrast of black and white, with dashes of blue. “I work a lot with pattern making and pattern manipulation and added old-school tailoring detail to the styles, such as covered buttons,” the designer explained.
This season, Le Schmidt continues his collaboration with furniture company Alton & Heim, making most of the collection in leftover fabric from their interiors. “Since we are working with furniture fabrics, the fabrics are also heavier durable textiles, which are very long-lasting,” Le Schmidt says.
See the full collection below: