Occasionally we dive head-first into our fantastically rich archive (abundant with some jaw-dropping and even corny designs!). Every time we resurface a little wiser and a lot happier. One of our deep dives inspired us to make this fantastic big pattern sweater, a simultaneously fresh and retro piece of garment.
The classic Norwegian eight-petal rose, the cross known from the Setesdal and Cortina pattern, the lice pattern, 100% wool, all merged into a tantalizingly fresh sweater. There is a note of both the 50s and the 60s in this sweater’s straight and short silhouette. The design elements are amplified, the colors are bold. The Vilja sweater is loud-and-proud.
“Vilja” is a Nordic feminine given name meaning both “richness” and “grain”, but also “will”. The will to see things afresh. The will to pass on the very best of our, and thus Norwegian, design history.