& Other Stories is launching a capsule collection with Swedish designer A-S Dåvik for AW14
Launching in London only last year, & Other Stories is one of our favourite stores on the highstreet. But, for AW14, a storm of contemporary elegance is brewing in the shape of Swedish designer A-S Dåvik. In collaboration with & Other Stories, she has created a collection of everything from ready-to-wear pieces to shoes and accessories, with each piece embedding her idiosyncratic aesthetic into the store.
“My collection shows reworked classics that offer something new. The pieces are elegant and calm, and when you look closer you discover exciting details, well-executed construction and versatility. My work is never loud, but it is never boring,” promises Dåvik.
Featuring a grand silhouette with focus on the waist, the collection is a flattering one. The graphic shapes of a coat are highlighted, while wide trousers, jackets and classic shirts are made from only the highest quality of materials. Accessories enter the frame and perfect the silhouette in the form of pieces such as a flat brim bowler hat and mannish flats.
But what about inspiration? Greta Garbo is omnipresent in Dåvik’s design, but Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work, as well as the ideas of Jean Arp, have all played a role in this collection. Classic and sophisticated, the collection’s palette is one of grey, cream and navy. And while it’s certainly perennial, the movement and detailing is what gives the collection its contemporary touch and captures Dåvik’s signature style.
The collection will be available in stores and online from 23rd October.
Prices vary from £19 for the half-rimmed eyeglass frames and £39 for a shirt to £125 for a jacket and £165 for a leather bag.
Words: Heather Gwyther