Woven through the winter 2014 collection is the quirky, contemporary fairy-tale of Rasmus and Mia. This day-in-the-life story follows a young Danish couple whose lives and home are made comfy and cosy through love, being together, and... a rabbit.
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Mia, Rasmus and other characters and references in the fairy-tale are featured as motifs throughout the collection, providing a modern take on European folk art, while Copenhagen's cityscapes are echoed in strong, angular geometric shapes. Constellations of stars twinkle in a fairy-tale midnight blue sky. A triangular harlequin design evokes the history and magic of the centuries-old Tivoli Gardens. Fun, graphic florals reflect those blooms brave enough to peek above a blanket of snow.
Colours are muted, restrained and lived-in. These are the stormy, moody tones of sea, sky and moon - in shades of misty greys. Pale orchid pink and soft blues soften the bold combination of black and smoke.
The collection is punctuated by the blackness of an ice-crusted sea, and dark boats bobbing in the canal. Things are far from dark however: there are flashes of vivid daisy yellow, spruce green and a ripe berry red of autumnal woodlands.
Natural materials are the order of shorter days. This includes blonde woods, supple leathers, and unexpected flourishes of glowing copper - the gleaming metallic of the season that's less flashy than gold, but warmer than silver.
A winter collection must also have densely woven woollen floor rugs in which to dig one's toes, and pure cotton duvets and sheets in which to bundle precious loved ones.
This is where 19th century fairy-tales collide with gleaming modern architecture and mid-century design. Where classical waltzes keep time with modern electronica. Its denizens share a style that's part structured quirkiness, part survival kit.