For his latest collection, designer Danny Reinke dug into his own family heritage and shines a light on the dying profession of the Baltic fisherman. “The collection is a symbol for sustainability, merging aspects of sustainable fashion production with the eco-friendly methods of fishing,” he explains. Reflecting both the landscape and traditional fishermen’s workwear, the collection stays true to his theme with a color spectrum that ranges from sand to gray to various shades of blue and yellow. “It has an almost theatrical mood,” Danny Reinke says. A mix of materials and textures was also present, with tulle ruffles that evoke diverse sea life combined with lacquered textiles reminiscent of fisherman’s waterproof clothing. Beadwork with Swarovski crystals alludes to the pearly reflections of fish scales, adding a certain sophistication and finesse. To convey a feeling of homey comfort, the designer introduced elaborate down jackets and coats that beg to be wrapped up in, whether you just got off a boat or not. To complete his leitmotiv, the collection featured typical sou’wester rain hats and long gloves. With this collection, Danny Reinke makes a statement that draws attention to an overlooked way of life – a life he lets us see through his own eyes, at once elevating and fully celebrating it.
Watch the full Danny Reinke AW21 show here.
text by Kelly Niesen
edited by Melissa Frost
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