A Romantic and Rough Collection from Iben Høj
The latest Iben Høj collection can be viewed at the fashion fairs Gallery in Copenhagen and FAME/Paris sur Mode during Paris Fashion Week – watch out for the stand decorated with the strikingly cool illustrations by British Erin Petson.
Knitwear designer Iben Høj launched her first collection for S/S 2003. Now in its 15th season Høj’s collection of ethereal and gossamer creations has a devoted and growing fan base making it available world-wide in exclusive and innovative boutiques. With a non-compromising view on fit, finish and quality all materials are sourced from exclusive Italian spinners. A technically masterful designer, Iben Høj creates exclusive and highly personal, fully fashion knitwear – all made on hand-flat knitting machines.
- It is fascinating that you can make three-dimensional shapes and create the fabric in the shape and form you want. To this day that is still what fascinates me. Choosing the yarn, developing new stitches and thereby creating shape that can be utilised in garment form is amazing and when it really works it gives me such a kick, says Iben Høj.
The latest collection focuses on the body and plays with proportion and form while hiding and revealing the skin. Some garments are gossamer with lace-like details and stitches, some are drapey with intricate folds and an ethereal feeling. Dresses with openwork in heavy, shiny viscose should be worn as eye-catching pieces over slips. Vests with fine lace on the shoulder or all-over netting look cool under blazers. Cardigans can be worn with a tight belt at the waist and small bolero-style tops look beautiful over fine dresses. It is an eclectic and refined collection with narrow and strong silhouettes and a romantic yet rough sensibility.
Colours are sophisticated and subtle: powder, light hazel, silver grey, green and deep black.
Materials reflect the mood of the collection and the contrast of the romantic and the rough. A thick, shiny viscose drapes heavily next to the gossamer wool/nylon mix. A super-soft modal/cashmere mix is wonderful to the touch and falls beautifully. The dense, almost felted melange mix adds contrast to the finer, sheer qualities and tiny sparks of Lurex surprises.
Iben Høj is stocked at select stores in Scandinavia, Europe, USA and Asia.
For further information please contact:
Iben Høj, tel/fax: (+45) 39 20 82 83