ANTONIA LARSSON PIHL
"Rule No 1: Always remain in control on the ground and in the air."
– The Alpine Responsibility Code
In my project I have studied my relationship to skiing and I have translated its lifestyle, its relaxed mentality and its aesthetics into a fashion context. I have been inspired by everything from graphics on ski boots and race suits to the over-dimensioned fashions of park skiers and noted the lack of variety in the market for women’s skiing fashions.
I have tried to unify contradictory sides of my personality by giving them expression and letting them meet each other in a collection. I am searching for the harmony between gravitas and humor, reflection and spontaneity. Can I bring visibility to adrenalin, freedom, power and the dreamy aspect of skiing in the form of fashion garments?
The major part of my collection is made from waste materials which I have been given. In view of the limited dimensions of the pieces of fabric I have been obliged to pay great attention to patchwork, something that definitely affects the visual expression. It has been important for me to work spontaneously and intuitively during projection in order to maintain a sense of freedom.
Johanna Söder Pihl, Oskar Hjert at Quartex, Jenny Spiik at Haglöfs, Karin Cavallin at Vitamin Well and Alpingaraget as well as to my external supervisors Sara Casten Carlberg, Ann-Sofie Back, Philip Warkander, Jade Cropper, Sergio Castiglioni and Fo Phan.