This week I was lucky enough to catch up and interview the guys at Orphan Bird, I came across the talented duo at a recent press day and absolutely fell for the brand. Founded in 2012 by Italian designer, Ciro Supino, and Swedish photographer/visual artist, Sara Lohman . The orphan bird label features men’s and women’s wear with the emphasis on not following trends, their collections fuse Traditional tailoring techniques with a retro futuristic twist. Another great brand to keep an eye out for in the future. Check out the full interview below.
Please introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about Orphan Bird.
Orphan Bird is the brainchild of Italian designer, Ciro Supino, and a
Swedish visual artist, Sara Lohman; together we combine a concept
from both our respective cultures and backgrounds to create unique
aesthetic designs. The garments epitomize elegance with a minimal
retro futuristic structure.
So Orphan Bird is a duo, tell us about your roles in the company?
We see ourselves as two different sides from the same tool. We don’t
share the same experiences but we do share the same vision. Ciro is
a designer and I am a photographer but our fundamental ambition is to
evolve by learning from each other. Surely, we do divide our daily tasks
effectively although we don’t define our respective roles in the company
with a strict formula.
What was your inspiration for your AW14/15 collection?
AW 14/15 “Forms of Boundaries” collection was inspired by
the contemporary architecture in Singapore combined with the
Scandinavian landscape aesthetics.
Who are your favourite fashion designers? And why?
Yohji Yamamoto. We cherish his tailoring skills and his focus on
innovative textures and shapes on each individual garment.
Are there any celebrities you would love to dress?
Tilda Swinton, she is the essence of androgynous beauty.
Where do you work on your designs and projects?
Our entire design developments takes place in our studio, which is
located in Gothenburg, Sweden.
What’s one of your favourite cities in the world?
Where can we find Orphan Bird? E.g. Twitter, Instagram, Online
Shop Online: www.orphanbirdshop.com
What are your futures plans for the Orphan Bird brand?
To launch our collections internationally by attending to different fashion
platforms and to extend our focus on designing accessories such as
leather goods and sunglasses.