Inspiration, passion och kreativitet är centrala teman för Erik Frenken, som är Zoe Karssens creative director sedan slutet av 2020. För höstkollektionen 2021 vädjade vi till min inre cirkel, säger Erik. Jag bjöd in olika konstnärer att bidra med uttryck, konstverk och material som jag sedan satte igång med". Det mest iögonfallande var en färgkreation av en vän till mig som är målare, där färg och komposition resulterade i vår kollektion med färgspillning. Stänk ger en extra dimension som särskiljer och berikar materialet och färganvändningen. Det bästa är att vi kunde översätta färgen till kläder med hjälp av andra tekniker, så vi har utvecklat nya accessoarer och till exempel lyckats imitera stänk med broderi.

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.

Jag är också särskilt stolt över den image som omger vår samling. Vi har valt att ytterligare utöka samarbetet med Paul Bellaart och tillsammans har vi utvecklat Zoe Karssen-bilden. Den rörliga bilden har skapats av en ung kommande konstnär som vi kommer att höra mycket om under de kommande åren. Vi har skapat den här kollektionen med passion och kärlek och vi arbetar redan med bilderna för vinterkollektionen. En ledtråd? "Jag säger inte så mycket om den ännu, men den har mycket bling och kedjor och det kommer att bli en spännande kollektion, säger Erik.