For ‘Scars’ Kristian takes us on a journey to his native Estonia, exploring its history, crafts and the colours that blossom in the delicate Nordic light. It tells the story of thousand battles the country has seen, still standing strong where its brothers have vanished.
The designer is inspired by the green Baltic Sea crashing onto rocky shores and abandoned military bunkers with exposed guts painted in orange and turquoise. ‘These remains are like scars’, Kristian explains, ‘and just like the face of a soldier, they tell an inescapable story of bravery and pain.’
The AW11 collection focuses on hand-made knitwear and tailoring, featuring radical colours, shapes and textures. Kristians aim is to explore the true identity of his homeland, blending sharp shapes with traditional patterns and materials.
Stylist : Peter Aluuan
Assistant Stylists: Carey Ishbel Whitfield & Lucy Bower
Grooming: Michael Kontos & Total Barber Academy
Production / Media relations: Merilyn Keskula / KESKULA
Product development: Maarika Steinberg
Graphic design / Web: Tom Burns
Casting: Sarah-Jane Cook
Catwalk Photography: Zak Hussein
Art Photography: Hannah Radley-Bennett
Modelling Agencies: D1 Model Management / AMCK MODELS / M&P Models / Living Models
Special Thanks to:
Kaja Kuiv & the students at Tallinna Tööstushariduskeskus, Mariliis Sau, Ursula Nômme, Anu Pagel, Janek Vilur, Matt Most @ Dalston Superstore
Estonian Embassy in London / Uniprint / Liviko / Andrea Maack Parfums / Marc & André Paris / Riccoforte / Living Models