What inspired you for fall 2012?
With & Wessel Fall/Winter 2012 is inspired by modern city life. This collection adds to With & Wessel's roots in fashion basics, evolving into more ready-to-wear styles to reflect this.
How does this play out in terms of colors, materials and shapes?
The transition into fall and winter is captured in our rich color story of fig, cognac, dark olives, smokey charcoals and modern touches of ultramarine blue and tiger lily orange. Once again, With & Wessel defines the versatility and modernity of wool in its function to keep us warm in layers in versatile styles with a sophisticated edge. We continue with our core collection of essential basics while adding styles with volume, such as our long sleeve maxi dress, draped skirt, flowing cardigans and oversized turtleneck top.
What music did you listen to while designing this collection?
What do you look for when casting your show/presentation?
A Scandinavian approach—movement , great energy.
How do you stay energized/balanced in the weeks leading up to NYFW?
Work hard, go to the gym and hang with great friends that make us laugh.
What other show(s) are you looking forward to seeing this season?
Anna Sui show (of course), Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Prada, Miu Miu, Rodarte, A Detacher, Marni and Rick Owens.
How do you plan to unwind after Fashion Week?
Unwind, there is no time. With & Wessel has multiple projects.
With & Wessel (Cathrine Wessel, Stian Tolnaes and Michelle Kim) will present their fall 2012 collection on Tuesday, February 7th at the Norwegian Royal Consul's Residence.