NEU Autum / Winter 2018/19
- The Alpan Way -
Spring / Summer 2018
- The Alpan Way -
Datum: 05. 06. 2017
The mountains connect the heavens with earth so say the indigenous Himalayan people. Anyone who has ventured to the mountains can relate to the ethereal moment when the burdens of everyday life are instantly put in perspective. The once seemingly large tasks of today are shrunk down to granular size. On the reverse side the seemingly simple things in life that we brush aside come to life. One such example is a familiar snack carried with you that seems to exude new flavors when enjoyed from atop a mountain.
Everyone can embrace the power of the mountains and feel anew. The magic that happens at the top can be felt everyday and is for many a way of life. Our desire is to harness the mountains strength giving energy from the highest top to the valley floor and infuse it with modern day culture. Beyond the mountains is to generate a new perspective once beyond ones field of view and these simple yet powerful three words have become the inspiration for our new collection.
Going deeper, we took a step back in time to a place when modern day culture was rediscovering nature and the mountains. At the height of the mountain tourism boom of the 1970s a rethinking to the approach of preserving nature and the cultural ties to the mountains for future generations was paramount. In the later half of the 70s a new outdoor initiative was launched, which was later coined as Sustainable Tourism. Today this movement has a deep respect for mountain cultures and are committed to protecting and advocating nature through experiencing the outdoors in its most natural and wildest state.
We feel strongly connected to the values of this early movement and therefore it is without surprise that the design concept of our new collection is influenced by the wild and natural state of the outdoors. To further relay the collection story we were absorbed in study of historical places and styles of the 1970s and to relay those feelings in our photographs and designs. Our journey into the roots of outdoor culture guided by our love for sport and the joy of pursuing adventure together as a team had taken us Beyond The Mountains.