Long inspired by the renowned German design school and its all-encompassing approach to art, Danish label Soulland once again looks to the Bauhaus for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Dubbed “KATASTROPHE” and first previewed earlier this summer, the seasonal range looks to some obscure Bauhaus history for influence throughout the brand’s latest designs. Said Soulland’s Silas Adler:
The Bauhaus was probably the most important school to influence modern architecture and design as we know it today. Its abstract forms and geometric shapes obviously played a central inspirational role for the design of the SS14 collection. We were particularly intrigued by a more unknown part of the Bauhaus history; Das Triadische Ballett by Oskar Schlemmer, in which the actors are transfigured from normal to geometrical shapes.
Thus, geometry and patterns play a major role on the likes of sweatshirts, button-downs, woolen varsity jackets, chino shorts and more. New prints featuring masks, geometrics and fragmented architectural pieces have all been developed while multicolored knits, striped cottons, shiny tech fabrics and even suiting – a new endeavor for the brand – are all present. Characteristic of the designs, “KATASTROPHE” graphics appear in a variety of ways as a nod to the peaks of the Das Triadische Ballett performance.