Carin Wester Spring/Summer 08: “Purple of Mogador”
Thursday, May 8, 2008, 02:50 k
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Why have I been sitting on this Carin Wester lookbook when I should be sharing it with you? Laziness. Pure unadulterated laziness. But, here’s my mea culpa post, and I think it’s well worth the wait.

The Frill Shirt

Carin Wester is a Stockholm-based designer who started her own brand in 2003 after working for Paul & friends. Elle named Wester “Newcomer of the Year” in 2004 and “Design of the Year” in 2005.

According to the press release, the brands latest collection, dubbed “Purple of Mogador,” is based on the African legend of Mogador, a sorcerer and alchemist who discovered purple–well, jesus, if you’re going to discover a color, purple is definitely the way to go. Another inspiration for the line is “the typical 1980s surban Amazon women.”

The line is all about contrast–silk mixed with hemp and linen, purple merged with subtle grey and beige. Also the men’s line has feminine features, while the women’s line has masculine touches (note the frilly men’s shirt above).

Oh, and there are shoes too!



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