The latest collection by Swedish designer Helena Hörstedt for Fall 2008, “Broken Shadow” takes basic black fabric to an epic level of structural fashion. The folds and pleats of the gorgeous handcrafted clothing create a three-dimensional effect that replicates the feathers of a bird. The pieces are heightened by amazing styling and photography by Ingela Klemetz-Farago and Peter Farago.
“I think the genuine work and the handcrafted feeling gives an irreplaceable value to the garment. The trade of handcrafting is always one of the most important sources for both construction of and inspiration for my design,” says Hörstedt. She also notes “I want my garment to be a fascinating visual experience as much as a usable.”