S|HE IS Eleen Halvorsen, Designer.
This Norway native, and Parsons New School of Design graduate has been working on her clothing line since 2012. Her approach to design is conceptual and unconventional, featuring techniques such as patternmaking and construction, and is heavily influence by juxtaposition of her backgrounds: the crisp nature of Scandinavia and the industrial feel of New York. Her work has been awarded and showcased in numerous shows, such as the international Arts of Fashion Competition in 2012, hosted by The Arts of Fashion Foundation in which she won first place.
Why her collection:
In the midst of the winter, DANCING UNDER THE BLACK MOON capsule collection are pieces to warm us up yet leave us bare. Perfect for the 2nd day of the NEW YEAR! They are hand- sewn yarn garments with wrinkled leather. The pieces in the collection symbolize contrast, using material that represent the “past and the future, standing still in a fragile moment of uncertainty and personal reflection.”