FASHION

Stina Randestad’s bespoke garments for Filippa K highlight the potential of circular design

The award-winning emerging Swedish designer’s new capsule comprises six pieces — 3 showpiece garments and 3 more wearable ones — made entirely from second hand Filippa K materials.
December 06, 2021

Randestad’s design studio, STINARAND, creates custom-made pieces, collaborations, and other creative projects in the realm of textile- and fashion design. When graduating with an MA in Fashion Design from The Swedish School of Textiles in 2018, her collection Hybrids received international attention. She won the Ung Svensk Form award in 2019 and was awarded Emerging Talent Award 2020 by i-D and her signature aesthetic starts from her almost scientific approach to fabric and textures, which has been described as ”sculptural yet wearable”. 

Her new capsule for Filippa K includes 3 dramatic statement pieces and 3 more wearable ones in, rather, unexpected textile combinations and techniques that transform the minimalistic Filippa K garments into expressive ones.

— I’ve been able to pick from Filippa K’s collected second-hand garments, fabric samples, deadstock, and development samples to create these new pieces, Randestad tells. They have all been sewn in Filippa K’s atelier by me and my small team with the full support of the brand. It’s vital for brands to engage in larger [sustainabiltiy] initiatives of course, but also to provide a platform for up-and-coming designers to express their vision, such as this one. The project’s outcome is twofold for me — it shows an artistic approach to upcycling, but it also shows an established brand taking a leap of faith, investing in a designer whose aesthetic isn’t perhaps associated with the traditional Scandinavian look. This capsule illustrates that when you start with a high-quality foundation, remade pieces can be luxurious and long-lasting.

What was the most challenging part when creating it?

— Most challenging, but also the most exciting, was to create with a limited amount of materials that came in the shape of garments or smaller fabric cuttings. When creating within such a framework, one has to be very thoughtful, creative, and willing to ”puzzle”. To create with what you already have is, to me, a sustainable way of working, Randestad concludes.

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