Following an internationally praised grad-collection, Swedish designer Lina Michal is now releasing her first ready-to-wear collection from New York.
Upon winning the Vogue Talents Young Vision Award 2013, as well as making the finals of the H&M Awards 2014 with her grad-collection, Lina Michal garnered a great amount of positive attention. Unexpectedly she found herself feeling artistically trapped in the billowing silk volumes that people seemed to love.
Feeling the need to escape and evolve she relocated from Stockholm to New York, to further explore the aesthetic that had put her on the front pages of Style.com and Italian Vogue. This time, perhaps inspired by a city that champions sleek sportswear, it became essential to experiment with cleaner shapes, while still remaining true to her core - celebrating clever and exquisite craftsmanship.
“This time around I wanted to do something that I would actually wear myself, removing the elements that felt overly complicated. Turns out simplifying isn’t easy!"
The collection is centered around a classic plaid print melting into swirls of blue, white, and black towards the hem. It playfully unfolds in meticulously hand pleated skirts and dresses. Periwinkle and cotton candy pink is hiding on the inside of garments in luxurious navy wool and ivory alpaca. Velvet piping accentuates the shapes of skirt pockets and a short coat design.
Photo: Lina Michal
Styling: Rasha Fordice
Hair & Make up: Raisa Flowers
Model: Miranda Dinnetz