He has looked upon all the universe, you could feel himself on the edge of the world; peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night. Pleasure to him is wonder – a seeker, a dreamer of the unexplored, the unexpected, of what is hidden and of the changeless thing that lurks behind his own spectral shadow. A cosmic will, tracing the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to him the dusky springs of delight and beauty.
The Danish fashion house Han Kjobenhavn by Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen continues its artistic direction focusing on sharp contrasts with straight lines and skintight design that are elegantly combined with voluminous silhouettes. Handcrafted sculptural shoes with customised aluminum details, lightweight designed safety eyewear in collaboration with Danish safety company Airtox, and 3D designed chrome-like details directing the garments shows in the collection. Vegan leather, delicate pleated silks, jacquard organza, wool, and flowy Japanese jersey are the dominating fabrics in the collection. The color scale is kept in dark and warm grey tones, complimented by silver chrome throughout the collection.
“This collection originates from the emotions that are brought to life when being in the darkness and searching for shadows. Shadows are what we think of it to be. The objects, shapes, and emotions it carries with it, is up to the receiver to feel. My aim is that it is interesting enough for people to engage in” Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen.
Searching for Shadows / Han Kjobenhavn SS23
Designer: Han Kjobenhavn / @hankjobenhavn
Photos: Timothy Boue / @timothyboue