Concrete and Water –
static silhouettes and floating colors
Currently the world is moving and shifting. As a response to this dangerous but also exciting instability the designs of the Mandinka collection provide protection and steady footing through clear and defined cuts and silhouettes. The main visual inspiration comes from the realism of Bauhaus architecture with its clean aesthetics and expanses of concrete.
Mixed with this is a longing for modern and effortless femininity, thus resulting in a collection that is both forceful and elegant. Sticking with the principle that “form follows function“, all unnecessary elements are left out, and zippers and clasps are placed visibly. The result is clean, modern, graceful and feminine. Using cotton textiles the silhouettes remain static, and the designs are tailored around the woman’s body.
The colour range of the Mandinka collection mitigates this harshness and reacts to the concrete reference by reflecting water in its different states: surf spume, ice, deep and even deeper water.
The name Mandinka is inspired by the late 80’s single of the same name by impassioned artist Sinead O’Connor.