This is my first short film, shot in Norway about a collaboration between Danish designer Henrik Vibskov and traditional knitting company Dale of Norway. Enjoy.
Henrik Vibskov x Dale of Norway See the collection here: www.henrikvibskovboutique.com/
For AW13, knitwear brand Dale of Norway has the brand has collaborated with Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov to create a collection with a strong focus on Nordic materials, handicraft and traditions. Set in the fjords of Norway, this film by photographer Alastair Philip Wiper takes you into the factory at Dale and shows you how one of those pieces is made.
Dale of Norway, a true knitwear heritage brand, has been creating high quality knitwear since 1879. Produced in the small village of Dale by a loyal team of craftsmen, Dale of Norway's success is without a doubt connected to their pure Norwegian wool that stands in a class of its own.
The results of the collaboration, a woman's wear inspired dress, a baseball style bomber and a wooly hat are both created from combed Norwegian wool in typical colourful Vibskov fashion and variations.
"We think that our heritage and technical skills fits well with Henrik's creativity and new ideas.", says Øyvind Lauritzen, CEO of Dale of Norway.
Dale of Norway's roots in Norwegian history and materials, along with Henrik Vibskov's magnetic Danish design creates a perfect symbiosis between two Scandinavian brands.
"Dale is a sportswear focused knitwear brand, having worked consistently with the Norwegian winter olympic teams, so it's great for us to work on this knit project together with them. Especially since they still have a local production.", says Henrik Vibskov. „Whenever we do a collaboration, I want it to be with someone that has a very specific expertise, that produces something very unique."
Dale of Norway further: „No machines can replace the human touch. Although sophisticated computers and machinery have led to tremendous advances in the manufacture of machine-knit sweaters, each and every garment still gets the personal touch and care that has always been Dale of Norway's hallmark."
"We are excited to work with Henrik Vibskov due to that he has the skills to be both artistic and commercial at the same time. He has given inputs to move from the classic "old school" knitwear look based on shapes and materials from the fifties, and with the designs he has created, achieved just that."