REALITY IS ALWAYS EXTRAORDINARY
The Fall Winter | 2016 RODEBJER collection is a homage to the American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark who brilliantly embodies the free and uncompromising spirit of the Rodebjer woman. Mary Ellen Mark moved freely all over the world, photographing people of all walks of life, especially on the outskirts of society. We have been inspired by her way of life, always working and getting to the essence of the people around her - and also her modular way of dressing, layering basics with more elaborate garments, using male references yet creating a distinctly feminine look. Her style and look was unique to her and didn't reference a specific culture, it was her own mix, her own unique "nationality". Prints and patterns reference masculine checks, textured stripes, tiny dots and classic florals. Materials range from fuzzy alpaca and feral fur to strict wool twill and sharp cotton, via flowy silks and fluid rib knits. The lace items are made from French cotton lace which has been developed from vintage patterns. A rich floral jacquard appears in flowy festive items, quilted, luxurious outerwear and casual jersey pieces. Warm vests are included in furry or padded materials to facilitate layering. Colours are classic and rich: wine, navy, camel and cream offset by vibrant hot pink. Taking a cue from Mary Ellen Mark we have put together our own set of references and created a collection which is both soft and sharp, romantic and dark, masculine and feminine.