In spring 2020 we fantasized about endless and open space, about sunshine and creating a life in cooperation with nature. We spent hours in our small yard, keeping an eye out for birds, worms and tiny spring plants. But the rest of our time was spent enclosed in our small city apartment, where we relied more and more on technology for information and entertainment, food and medicine, and maintaining our personal relationships outside of each other. It felt like we were both retreating from, and becoming inextricably bound to, the modern world.
We’ve always been drawn to Nicholas Roeg’s 1971 film Walkabout for its beauty, ruthlessness and sadness. The film follows two children lost in the vast and formidable Australian outback and a third, an Aborigine boy who becomes their rescuer and guide. Dreamy yet insistent, it explores the limits of communication and the strained balance between nature and the modernization, ideas we return to every time we design a collection.
Photography & Styling: Patricia Nygaard