Shizuka: New from Saga Kakala
For the past year we´ve had the pleasure of working with Ingibjörg Gréta on managing the Saga Kakala brand. This new collection, Shizuka, is designed by the karlssonwilker team in New York and is on display in Design March here in Reykjavík. These scarfs come in two thicknesses of silk and also in cashmere.
Every collection from Saga Kakala tells a story. As Sandra Shizuka, the namesake of the collection at karlssonwilker put it: The Shizuka scarfs are a study of a parallel universe of shapes and asymmetric volumes. And so this collection celebrates distortion in a visual story of contrasting elements: texture, shapes and color.
Ingibjörg and I had this really productive meeting with designer Hjalti Karlsson to view the prototypes. Hjalti is just this really positive, “can do” person, and of course a respected designer internationally. He was really pleased with the scarfs and explained how the design team really liked the contrast between hard and soft, geometric shapes and the naturally soft and delicate silk. Hjalti was tempted to wear these scarfs himself and honestly, I even tried to recruit him to model for the Shizuka campaign 😉
Hjalti is here for design march and will attend the launch in Gallería on Laugavegur where the collection will be on display. The event is advertised in the Design March event program.
About Saga Kakala
Saga Kakala was created by Icelandic actress and entrepreneur, Ingibjörg Gréta Gísladóttir, in 2013. Together with various artists and designers, she creates silk and cashmere scarves that use color and form to inspire and influence. Every collection tells it’s own story and is unique. “I love that our scarves are always different, depending on how you wear them” says Ingibjörg. “I want every day to be special.”
Kachina by Saga Kakala
Saga Kakala´s first collection, Kachina, was designed by Helga Björnsson, a former Haute Couture art director for the prestigious Louis Féraud fashion house in Paris. It draws it’s roots from the colorful Kachina dolls made by the Hopi Indians in Northern Arizona.