Me and my sister are in our mojo right now, doing new products and our brains are bursting with ideas. You see, this is what happens to us, when we are super busy we thrive the best and the more busy we are the more ideas get born!
My head goes to sleep 2-3 times a year and I simply don't function! No ideas and I get very dramatic and "I will never have any ideas again, EVER"! Yeah it's hard being me sometimes..
But like clockwork it opens its gates, 15 minutes till Christmas and new ideas flood out, and this isn't so popular at the workshop because I want everything DONE and we don't have time. You see, I should be working seasons ahead like designers normally do, but since we produce all our goods in Iceland in our own sewing room we often work with great time constraints and we need to be on our toes always!
They are actually fabulous my staff at the sewing room, they know me very well and are amazing when I vomit ideas out! The last week before Christmas they work on mandarin and chocolate gasoline!
So I would like to introduce some of our new products, this is not final and only the first post of several ones so please stay tuned. Now it's Outerwear time!
Outerwear is one of my favourite things to design! Coats, jackets, poncho's, blazers etc I love it and it goes to show, the more love you have the more successful you are!
Our most popular product by far is our capecoat called Vendingur. It is available in several colour combinations and different fabrics and it is our best-seller for years and has been since it was first introduced! You can even read it's story right here:
This one here above is our newest edition: grey brown wool with wool sleeves and light plaid lining in the hood- just lovely!
Röggva has also been a popular coat. It is super timeless and classic, long sleeves, great shoulders, the collar drapes nicely and it accentuates the waist quite well!
It is available in grey-brown-ish and black.
Röggva stroff, the rock'n roll version is the same pattern but made of heavily riffled fabric, quite heavy but very soft with foe leather sleeves and a silver snap. (I have one of these.. :)
The Katla sweaters I have done before but this time I simplified the pattern slightly since it suited these fabrics much better. The collar is high with a bone and leather loop clasp with long sleeves and pockets. They drape beautifully when they are open and close up in a warm and neck hugging collar when they are closed and they overlap on the front. Available in grey, brown and black-grey.
Kögra (meaning fringe) is a new style. I made this one essentially because I wanted an oversized cosy sweater and I love fringe, especially leather fringe (or foe leather fringe like in this case), so we made it and I love it! Yes my life can be very simple also, if I need something in my closet, I get it! :) Foe leather triangle in the back as well as at the front and an overlapping closure with a hidden button at the front. I also adore it open: yeah it's good! Fringe fringe fringe!!!
Ponchos have always fascinated me but I have never found the one I just fell for! So we made one and yes you guessed it: triangles, fringe and a lovely large hood, deep pockets and loose fit: everything we love in one!
This is fantastic if you pair it with a tight leather jacket underneath: oh so lovely!
Shearling shearling shearling: the free spirit life is back and now it is foe shearling!
This wonderful fashion is making a huge comeback: believe me, piece signs will be all over before you know it and flower love and guitar sounds with wild hair will take over social media- I can't wait!
This one will keep you warm but also so very chic! Fitted waist in the sides as well as the back with a showing fur collar and details around the rim, plus pockets because we MUST have pockets!
Available in grey, brown and black!
More outerwear pieces from Volcano Design can be found here as well as at our stores at Laugavegur 40 and Strandgata 9 Akureyri.
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