On Wednesday, February 3rd at 20:00 CET Baum und Pferdgarten unveiled their Autumn Winter 2021 collection with 21 looks worn by a cast of 21 profiles from around the globe; the ultimate expression of social distancing.
Stylist: Siri Edit Andersson / Video Editor: Georg Rune / Composer: Leslie Ming Lyrics: Sylvester Roepstorff / Graphic Design: Wrong Studio
The cast (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) ANAA SABER / PORTLAND - ANUTHIDA PLOYPETCH / BERLIN - BABBA C RIVERA / NEW YORK CITY - CHILI DIA / COPENHAGEN - CHRYSTELLE ERIKSBERGER / STOCKHOLM COURTNEY TROP / LOS ANGELES DANIELLE VAN CAMP / PARIS DANI COYLE / PARIS - DOINA CIOBANU / MILAN - ELLIE DELPHINE / PARIS - GRECE GHANEM / MONTREAL - ILENIA TOMA / MILAN - JULIA DALIA / BERLIN - MARÍA BERNAD / PARIS - OUMAYMA ELBOUMESHOULI / DUBAI PATRICK SCHERZER / BERLIN RAWDAH MOHAMED / OSLO - SHINI PARK / WARSAW - SIMON NYGARD / MILAN SIRI EDIT ANDERSSON / STOCKHOLM - SISSI POHLE / BERLIN - VOICEOVER BY ALMA / HELSINKI
BABBA C RIVERA / NEW YORK CITY
Baum und Pferdgarten wanted to celebrate its community, the #BaumFamily, by bringing together these 21 prominent supporters of the brand during this time of lockdown.
“Despite the difficulties of the past year, with some of us being unable to see our friends and loved ones for so long, we wanted this to be a joyful reminder that we are still connected.” - Creative Directors & Founders, Helle Hestehave & Rikke Baumgarten
When designing the collection, the creative team at Baum und Pferdgarten explored the subtle poetry and stark diversity of coastal communities in Denmark. The collection investigates the contrast between the romantic allure of the countryside and the forsaken industrial landscapes of the Danish coastline.
Baum und Pferdgarten looks to the work of Danish photographer Søren Rønholt who captures desolate Scandinavian landscapes that juxtapose natural and urban structures. These photographs were shared with the show cast as part of their creative brief.
The collection is made for keeping up with Rønholt’s wild “urban badlands” as well as the elements of wind and water. Silhouettes are therefore layered and trans-seasonal, and point to three main sources of inspiration: nautical performance wear, traditional maritime attire, and those “too good to be true” pieces often found in rural vintage shops.
Lockdown is an opening
Lockdown is closing doors and lockdown is an opening. To be grounded in our houses can ground us, we groom our room, we lay in bed as if it were a womb. We zoom the here, we bloom the now, that looms larger than the zooming of the coming. We miss the booms and the fumes, the parties, the gatherings, we make new amusements meeting the meat we are. We’re at home when we’re dwellers in the cellars, this is not a house, it’s a home. Our walls change when the streets are empty. My house is my spouse when the vicinity has gone viral, no (wo)man is an island, the brotherhood is a bridge, the community is our immunity, our household becomes our hamlet; I could be bounded in a nutshell and be the king of infinite space. We’re local when we step out of our house, there we meet, there we see other faces, strangers are no longer strangers when we share the same room. When we enter our house, we’re global, the screen opens up the universe; I talk with my friend across the ocean, I watch pictures from the other end of the world, and I inhabit space that leaves no trace on the world as we know it. Lockdown is an opening, our front door closed, but the curtains drawn aside to the inner landscape of our souls, to the stars of our spirit, to the mountains of our endurance, to the rivers of our energy, to the mining of what is at hand, to the discovering of what we already know. We were close, now I wear our closeness as clothes. There is tissue between our mouths but your gaze amazes me. I love your smile even though I only see your eyes.
Composer: Leslie Ming Lyrics: Sylvester Roepstorff