La inspiración, la pasión y la creatividad son los temas centrales para Erik Frenken, que es el director creativo de Zoe Karssens desde finales de 2020. Para la colección de otoño de 2021 hemos recurrido a mi círculo íntimo, dice Erik. Invité a varios artistas a contribuir con expresiones, obras de arte y materiales con los que luego me puse a trabajar'. Lo más llamativo fue una creación de un amigo pintor, en la que el color y la composición dieron lugar a nuestra colección de salpicaduras de pintura. Las salpicaduras aportan una dimensión extra, distinguiendo y enriqueciendo el material y el uso del color. Lo mejor es que hemos podido trasladar la pintura a la ropa utilizando otras técnicas, por lo que hemos desarrollado nuevos accesorios y, por ejemplo, hemos conseguido imitar las salpicaduras con bordados.

There is no lack of inspiration and we are proud of this autumn collection, which is broad, with many different materials and high quality as the common denominator. For example, we have designed a new leather jacket that we have hand-painted. Or the embroidery on the Wikitoria Trench coat, which creates a look that is both classic and modern at the same time. One of the materials I am very happy with is the fine merino cashmere wool that we use in our different jumpers. Very comfortable and very durable. The autumn collection brings something for everyone, from the comfy home on the couch suits, to the party dresses. There is a wide choice for every occasion and for every woman. Of course the collection is based on the sustainability for which Zoe Karssen is known. We work with materials and techniques that have a minimal impact on the environment and we make sure that our clothes are not produced too far from home. Especially in Portugal, we have a number of factories that we know well and that we enjoy working with.

I am also particularly proud of the image surrounding our collection. We have chosen to further expand the cooperation with Paul Bellaart and together we have developed the Zoe Karssen image. The moving image was created by a young upcoming artist that we will hear a lot about in the coming years. We have created this collection with passion and love and we are already working on the images for the winter collection. A hint? "I'm not saying too much about it yet, but it has a lot of bling and chains and it will be an exciting collection," says Erik.

Inspiration, passion and creativity are the central themes for Erik Frenken, who's Zoe Karssens creative director since the end of 2020. For the autumn collection 2021 we appealed to my inner circle, says Erik. I invited various artists to contribute with expressions, artworks and materials that I then set to work with'. The most eye-catching was a paint creation by a painter friend of mine, in which color and composition resulted in our paint splatter collection. The splashes bring an extra dimension, distinguishing and enriching the material and use of color. The best part is that we were able to translate the paint into clothing using other techniques, so we have developed new accessories and, for example, managed to imitate the splashes with embroidery.

There is no lack of inspiration and we are proud of this autumn collection, which is broad, with many different materials and high quality as the common denominator. For example, we have designed a new leather jacket that we have hand-painted. Or the embroidery on the Wikitoria Trench coat, which creates a look that is both classic and modern at the same time. One of the materials I am very happy with is the fine merino cashmere wool that we use in our different jumpers. Very comfortable and very durable. The autumn collection brings something for everyone, from the comfy home on the couch suits, to the party dresses. There is a wide choice for every occasion and for every woman. Of course the collection is based on the sustainability for which Zoe Karssen is known. We work with materials and techniques that have a minimal impact on the environment and we make sure that our clothes are not produced too far from home. Especially in Portugal, we have a number of factories that we know well and that we enjoy working with

I am also particularly proud of the image surrounding our collection. We have chosen to further expand the cooperation with Paul Bellaart and together we have developed the Zoe Karssen image. The moving image was created by a young upcoming artist that we will hear a lot about in the coming years. We have created this collection with passion and love and we are already working on the images for the winter collection. A hint? "I'm not saying too much about it yet, but it has a lot of bling and chains and it will be an exciting collection," says Erik.

También estoy especialmente orgulloso de la imagen que rodea a nuestra colección. Hemos decidido ampliar la colaboración con Paul Bellaart y juntos hemos desarrollado la imagen de Zoe Karssen. La imagen en movimiento ha sido creada por una joven artista emergente de la que oiremos hablar mucho en los próximos años. Hemos creado esta colección con pasión y amor y ya estamos trabajando en las imágenes de la colección de invierno. ¿Una pista? "No voy a decir mucho sobre ella todavía, pero tiene mucho bling y cadenas y será una colección emocionante", dice Erik.