ARKET collaborates with KG Nilson in colorful capsule collection
ARKET, usually recognised by their simplistic approach, has gone for a more colorful and daring aesthetic in their latest collection
By Erik Sedin
August 31, 2020
The collection, called “The Colours of KG Nilson”, interprets seven of the painter’s original artworks and takes form in menswear and womenswear, but also as lambswool blankets and children pieces.
Since the 1960s, KG Nilson’s art has been centered around the meaning of colors and how they relate to each other, influenced by the Bauhaus and concrete art movement. His distinctive style has made his work easy to pinpoint in the world of art, now also taking place in the world of fashion.
— It has always been important to me to make art available to as many people as possible, whether through public art or by crossing over to the worlds of craft and everyday design. I think it’s amazing to see my own images materialized in an entirely new context and form, such as the textiles and prints that ARKET has made, says KG Nilson in a press release.
“The Colours of KG Nilson” is the first chapter in ARKET’s upcoming Nordic Stories series, which will showcase collaborations with independent creators and cultural institutions from the Nordic region.