Indigofera, a Stockholm-based clothing company, is one venue that offers a luxury collection all over the world. Menswear is something that is typically disregarded in the realm of high fashion. Indigofera’s brand primarily focuses on this niche market, and shines in a way that is highly respected throughout men’s clothing. Unlike most contemporary garments, the pieces that can be purchased through Indigofera are often made to “wear-in”. In layman’s terms, this means that each piece gains a new aging quality while worn over time. The classic style will fade into something expressive and fresh with each new outing amongst the confines of everyday fashion.
Indigofera may have their own prints, but the most aspirational outlook of their brand is its collaborative efforts with international artists. In more recent seasons, they have collaborating with contemporary artists such as Richard Colman; an artist known for his uniquely lowbrow, yet incredibly surreal incorporation of figure and perspective in his works. You can look into purchasing one of his limited blankets here.
Shopping at H&M may be a quick solution to your fashion woes, but a gentle reminder of a high-end product is necessary in today’s day and age. Craftsmanship is something that can’t be faked, and Indigofera has proven its success in domestic manufacturing and hopes to provide a model for many years to come.
by Josh Zegans
One thing that’s often missing within today’s mainstream retail experience is exceptional quality. In order to keep up with the never-ending cycle of trendy fashion, millennials are subjected to the cheaply-made designs that will allow them to buy 20 different items rather than a few lasting ones.
While this is a growing issue amongst the fashion world, we’re slowly seeing a shift back towards “slow fashion”; pieces that are produced by a domestic manufacturer and are intertwined with a quality you can’t get overseas.
Although primarily focused on the previously stated menswear, the brand is well-known for their excavation through the world of authentic, wool blankets. Each one of these blankets is traditionally manufactured in Norway, bringing a handmade feel to these luxurious tapestries.
The company has pursued its blanket collection primarily out of respect for its Scandinavian roots. Northern Europeans often created intricate blankets to try and hone in a familial crest, tradition, or simply add a decorative feel to the home. Embracing these blankets not only incorporate great aspects of intricacy through design, but ultimately give the consumer a lasting material that can be appreciated for years to come.