Awakening a poignant chapter in history, the CMMN SWDN AW23 collection draws inspiration from the haunting legacy of a chemical factory’s impact on Tecomantorp, South Sweden, during the late 60s and early 70s.

Mirroring the earthy landscapes tainted by the buried toxic waste, the collection features a palette dominated by rich browns and mustards, with delicate highlights of blush and pale yellow. The hues reflect the somber yet compelling images captured of the town, where the daily lives of its residents are juxtaposed against the looming industrial presence.

Strongly influenced by the era, the collection pays homage to the 60s and 70s, encapsulating the essence of an era marked by both resilience and vulnerability. Notably, acid-colored paisley corduroy fabrics serve as a striking representation of the toxic waste buried in the grounds, mirroring the contamination that seeped into the drinking water.

Each piece in this collection narrates a powerful story, inviting wearers to engage with the past while showcasing the enduring strength and beauty that emerges from adversity.