Jens Ferdinand Willumsen’s Vitalist artwork A Mountain Climber, painted in 1912 and depicting the Danish artist’s second wife, informs Baum und Pferdgarten’s Pre-Autumn collection for 2022. Set against Alpine scenery, the youthful Edith Wessel epitomises the revitalising force of nature that defined the artistic movement of the early 20th century. Willumsen’s confident brush strokes portray Wessel’s slender silhouette and the surrounding mountainscape, where earthy hues are punctuated with uplifting shades of blue and pink in a play on light and shadow, mankind and nature.
The new collection chimes in with the spirit of Vitalism and the life-affirming aesthetic of Willumsen’s work, exploring our human connection to the outdoors through seasonless pieces made with the modern, urban survivalist in mind. With upgraded normcore sensibilities – streamlined, gender fluid styles that reference classic menswear silhouettes – Pre-Autumn 2022 champions colour, texture, and pattern in a harmonious multiplicity of perspectives. Set against a backdrop of rich, earthy hues – leafy greens, muted browns and sky blues – intense pink, golden yellow and crisp white shades punctuate the collection. Trekking sandals created in collaboration with Shaka add further pops of bright colour.
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