After exploring FIN Olso's website and reading their philosophy, I haven't managed to get their beautiful work out of my mind.
A brief overview
FIN Olso was established in 2007, with an idea to produce environmentally sustainable high fashion. Per Sivertsen is the head designer and according to the website, colours, shapes and organic fabrics are the main elements that communicate his signature 'effortless look'.
There is no distinct hint that this label grows on the green side -the design lines, silhouettes and attention to detail all scream high fashion without the eco element. It is in fact the textiles utilised that give this collection their environmentally friendly element -the textile compositions and 'flowy volumes' are what caught and held my attention to this label.
Textiles used by the label include: organic cotton, organic cotton jersey, organic pima cotton, organic bamboo, alpaca, wild handspun silk, milk voile, organic cotton blended with recycled polyester satin.
Prices are definitely reasonable for high fashion. Organic cotton (and organic cotton jersey) tops cost approximately AUD$ 116 - AUD$ 190, shorts for AUD$260, dresses from AUD$170 -AUD$420. Also knits range from AUD$358 - AUD$460. (All prices are approximate conversions from the Norway Kroner).
Favourite looks from the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection:
Favourite looks fromSpring/Summer 2010 collection:
*Also adore this intricate 100% organic cotton batiste long sleeve shirt -seems so comfortable to wear and would easily dress up a pair of jeans or shorts any day. (Available on their online store)
Can't wait to see FIN Oslo's development as a label and concept.