FILIPPA K’S SS24 COLLECTION UNVEILS CUTTING-EDGE FABRICS AND DESIGNS
As Filippa K celebrates its 30th anniversary, this collection pays homage to the brand’s rich heritage and founder Filippa Knutsson, while also highlighting the creative vision of Creative Director Liisa Kessler, who infuses the brand’s minimalist ethos with warmth. The SS24 collection captures this essence by drawing inspiration from archival fabrics, silhouettes, and details. It reintroduces staple items like shirts and polos in plain and striped jersey, which have been synonymous with Filippa K since the early 90s. Complementing these are high-buttoned blazers in textured summer fabrics, evoking a subtle retro sensibility. Seasonal knitwear takes cues from classic undergarment styles, while bandeau silhouettes embody the brand’s minimalist aesthetic. Additionally, a historic Swedish bodice inspires the creation of a cotton-linen bustier.
“In looking back at 30 years of Filippa K, we asked ourselves how we can show the meaning of time within a minimal collection. We explored how we could inject a feeling of soul and emotion into the clothing. We wanted to introduce fabrics and textures that communicate a lived-in feeling, without being too indulgent in our nostalgia.”— Liisa Kessler, Creative Director
The collection introduces overdye and bleach treatments to a neutral color palette, alongside new summer denim styles featuring a stripe motif. It also marks the re-edition of an early Filippa K cult-classic: stretch denim jeans without rear pockets. Bleached washes applied to knitted items, often adorned with classic 90s lace detailing, further enhance the collection’s nostalgic feel. Rolled raw edge detailing, another archival feature, seeks to celebrate the beauty of a garment aging and developing perceived imperfections. The newly introduced 93 monogram is subtly incorporated through embroidery on jersey and knitted pieces, as well as embossing on denim styles.
The SS24 collection juxtaposes these references rooted in the past with fabrics that exude a futuristic shine. Trousers are crafted from raw linen with a metallic coating, resembling vinyl-like sheen, while tank tops and dresses feature a crinkled yet soft steel-viscose blend, offering an industrial and tactile quality. This season introduces Re:sourced Crepe, a new recycled and renewable fabric made from a combination of textile waste and wood cellulose, developed in collaboration with Södra, Lenzing, and Riopele – leading companies in sustainable textiles.
The eveningwear range in SS24 embodies Filippa K’s signature pared-back, monochrome aesthetic, reflecting effortless sophistication. Relaxed tuxedo suiting, easy-to-wear slip and bandeau dresses, and a men’s cotton-silk suit with a subtle sheen exemplify eveningwear that is comfortable and exudes laidback confidence.
Accessories within the collection feature distinctive details that define the SS24 visual language. The new 93 Buckle Bag showcases an exaggerated buckle detail, while crochet bags with bamboo handles evoke a sense of youthful nostalgia and handcrafted charm. Filippa K continues to evolve its eyewear collection, offering a reinterpretation of the classic aviator shape through a 90s-inspired lens.
The collection’s signature buckle detail is also incorporated into footwear styles, complemented by frayed fabric edges and loose bows for a touch of relaxed elegance. The collaboration between Filippa K and Swedish Hasbeens continues with the introduction of heeled clog styles. In the SS24 jewellery range, Filippa K collaborates with Skåne-based jeweller RAV by Sweden. RAV specializes in handcrafted pieces featuring unique amber stones that have washed up on the shores of southern Sweden, shaped by nature over millions of years. These organic stones are minimally polished to highlight their rich hues, and then incorporated into necklaces, earrings, belly-chains, and arm cuffs. This collaboration brings our natural past into the present day, refracted through the 90s lens of Filippa K, conveying a sense of time as an expression of feeling rather than a strict linear concept.