Inspired by old handcraft traditions, magical places in nature, enchanted buildings and the magic of childhood, Hilda.Henri makes modern, sustainable clothes for small adventurers, dandies and playground strollers,for urban elves, dreamers and little artists.
A unique feature of Hilda.Henri is that the all the garments in the collection are made out of milled loden, an Alpine farming fabric that is synonymous with traditional Austrian Alpine costumes. Verena Wondrak, Hilda.Henri’s designer and mother of a little girl, remembers being dressed in this fabric growing up in the country side of Bavaria and wanted to revive this fabric by using them with a contemporary design.
“On our winterly wanderings accompanied by camera we have crossed a wild river valley in Waldviertel, where Friedensreich Hundertwasser used to live and work. We have also found – in the spirit of Thoreau – a place that is and is not. It is reality as it is a place of the soul, of memory and of desire. There the children were accompanied by doves and horses. They went through the water. They were kings. They were queens.”
We love Hilda.Henri’s Aw15 collection and we’re pretty sure do as well. What are your favourite pieces?
[The manufacturing process is regional, traditional, eco-friendly and environmentally conscious]
All photographs by Emily Kornya for Hilda.Henri AW15