Danish menswear brand Soulland has made themselves known for their new take on classic streetwear and their collection for SS14 is no exception. Inspired by the geometric style of the Bauhaus movement, the collection reinterprets traditional menswear pieces with bold colours and square shapes.
The Bauhaus was probably the most important school to influence modern architecture and design as we know it today, says Silas Adler, head designer at Soulland. Its abstract forms and geometric shapes obviously played a central inspirational role for the design of the SS14 collection. We were particularly intrigued by a more unknown part of the Bauhaus history; Das Triadische Ballett by Oskar Schlemmer, in which the actors are transfigured from normal to geometrical shapes.
Das Triadische Ballett was a three-act pantomime ballet that merged dance with mime. Signs with ‘Katastrophe,’ ‘Pause’ and ‘Spannung’ were used to indicate peaks, breaks and turning points during the performance. Katastrophe is also the name of Soulland’s playful, yet minimalistic spring collection, where the geometrical forms and shapes of the Bauhaus have been translated in to multicoloured knitwear, striped shirts and collage prints. Key pieces in the collection are embroidered sweatshirt, printed shirts and chinos, and the now notorious Soulland varsity jacket.
See the lookbook for the spring summer collection above and make sure to watch the striking new collection video, directed by Silas Adler and Mathias Nyholm Schmidt, below.