PRESS RELEASES | Feb 18, 2016

Scotch & Soda: NYFW Debut Show FW16 - Wondrous Wanderers

Marlou van Engelen, Scotch & Soda’s Creative Director says, “We have a long standing love affair with the world. This stems from being Dutch. We are a country of explorers that travel the globe. Yet, we always come back. When we do, we are laden  with treasure and inspiration. From that, we innovate something entirely new, and entirely us. Scotch & Soda lives and dreams  this world-wanderer spirit daily”.

The presentation, ‘Wondrous Wanderers’, tells the story of four everyday legends, who through different ages and places, are bound by the natural inspiration they pose. The story takes place in all corners of the world – from Tibet, to the Scottish Highlands, and from The Silk Route in China to a tiny village, called Floen, in Norway. The individual colour-scapes and textures of each    of these places abundant in the individual collections. All collection stories remix the native colours, silhouettes, textures, pattern and finishes of the explored regions in to something wholly new.

With the first character narrative ‘The  Soulful  Soul’,  the  Nordic look is turned inside-out  with  denim  work  wear  and city sportswear getting icy clean  lines,  bold  Scandi-graphics and detailed finishes in neoprene, rubber and mountaineering fastenings. A limited  edition,  hand-made  poncho  produced from hand-picked fabrics for both Men and Women, leads the blankets and heavy-knits styling for the second character ‘The Rooted Roamers’. The third daily legend, ‘The Uncrowned Queen’ is draped in rich new clubhouse hues, silken pyjamas  and day-to-night silhouettes. For the last tale, ‘The Silent Fighter’, oriental patterns and inspirations are heavily layered; chinoiserie, jacquard, heavy sequin patterning, and kimono  prints clash and combine for a wistful, yet opulent look, and in   a dazzling party palette that steers clear of  black.
The four tales and characters all reflect the brand’s ‘Amsterdam Couture’ take on the world. This eclectic take on the world, is represented in a presentation that binds film with  a  live  stage  and  music  arrangement  for the brand’s FW16 narrative. Live music will be directed and featuring a performance by the Dutch musician Joep Beving and his accompanists. Vocalists include Maxime Barlag, the lead singer of the band Mister & Mississippi and Bart van Dalen, singer with Postcard from Mars. The presentation  will  take place at Sir studios in Chelsea on the 14th February between  4 and 6 PM.