Boom goes Fashion
The upholstery and drapery fabric Boom of the current nya nordiska collection, developed in collaboration with the multi-award-winning London product designer Bodo Sperlein, is already being used in various living areas and is now also making its way into the world of fashion.
This is the first foray for Bodo Sperlein into the fashion world. He is well known internationally for the exceptional diversity of his portfolio, having worked with a number of prestigious clients across a variety of industries. His work is distinguished by his commitment to upholding traditional craftsmanship and exploring material possibilities. Bodo Sperlein has now applied his creative process and enthusiasm for these values to an exciting new fashion collaboration.
In the Coll.A.B collection Bodo Sperlein’s Designs come to life, with the help of fashion and accessory designer Alina Oborska. Together with Alina Oborska’s sewing studio K’Alina Studio in Kiev, this collaboration focuses on an European collaboration.
The name, Coll.A.B takes the “A” from Alina and the “B” from Bodo and emphasises the collaborative nature of the project.
As part of their collaboration Coll.A.B, fashion and accessories designer Alina Oborska and Bodo Sperlein have created a unique collection for the fashion sector – consisting of a Statement Coat, a Pencil Skirt, as well as the elegant Aline Bag and an oversized Shopper style bag. All pieces are handcrafted from sustainable, luxurious materials. The graphic, dynamic all-over design of the nya nordiska wool fabric Boom and the clean, geometric shapes of the bag complement each other perfectly, creating an artful aesthetic.
Combining Alina Oborska’s experience with leather and textiles with Bodo Sperlein’s innovative approach to design and materiality, they have developed a timeless capsule collection. The dynamic patterns of the fabric are highlighted by the clean lines of the “Aline bag” with the geometric appearance of both the bag and its fabric creating an aesthetic that is reminiscent of the Neo-geo conceptual art movement. The bags’ beautifully crafted leather trim provides a defined structure, which compliments the graphic lines of the fabric.
The fabric used in this collaboration is the iconic wool fabric Boom that Bodo Sperlein designed for the international textile brand nya nordiska.
The original inspirations for this pattern are the geometric motifs of the Cubist movement. The recycled Boom fabric is also part of the world-renowned prestigious design collection at the Neue Sammlung in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany.
The Coll.A.B-Collection is available now at Sois Blessed in Munich.
From 03 December 2022 to 14 January 2023, it will also be available at the Andreas Murkudis Concept Store in Berlin.
nya nordiska x Bodo Sperlein
To the point. These organic-looking dot elements were conceived by Bodo Sperlein and have their origin in the designer’s own handprint. A reference to nature and craftsmanship is also exuded by the textile interpretation of the motif. The dotting in this semi-transparent drapery fabric looks crosshatched and is as individual in its outline as its natural prototype. In five soft non-colours, this Trevira CS fabric adds a finely measured touch of exuberance in the contract sector.
The elementary art of interiors. This expressive, large-format design care of Bodo Sperlein has its creative roots in Vorticism, a specifically English contribution to Modernism. Parallel to Cubism, this art form emerged in the early 20th century. Bodo Sperlein has now reinterpreted it for our millennium. As a generous jacquard pattern on a very fine thread cotton base, Blast’s Vorticist Cubist motif reveals its graphic effect in situ convincing us as a flambuoyant eyecatcher.
A flash of textile brilliance. In the same fabric quality as Blast, Bodo Sperlein’s Blitz also displays cubic forms strung together like collages to form an all-over pattern. The jagged shape of its blitz-like lightening radiates sheer energy looking almost like stylised graffiti. Its two colours in three soft colour combinations give the sizable jacquard made of fine-threaded cotton an optical presence without overemphasising the pattern.
A filigree net-work. Bodo Sperlein also holds the creative threads in his hands in this print design that uses nya nordiska’s popular, semi-transparent, top-quality Soufflé CS Uni as its base. Here these threads are linked to form a modern, net-like structure extending, almost coral-like, over the light-as-a-feather base fabric. The natural feel of this wafer-thin drapery product made of Trevira CS makes it ideal for adorning even large window features on commercial premises. With its versatile and vital appearance this creates a natural atmosphere. In a choice of four colours.
Woollen and sustainable. The Bodo Sperlein edition for nya nordiska is rounded off by Boom, an innovative upholstery fabric that can also serve as a heavy drapery. The print design on recycled wool combines the look and feel of its natural material with a sense of sustainability. Combined with a synthetic fibre component, this drapery and upholstery fabric boasts exceptional durability. Its graphic design corresponds to that of Blitz and can be made up without pattern repeats.