ELK Solace Winter 18
We are excited to share ELK Solace winter 18.
This winter collection is in some ways a translation of ELK’s mood. They have an intuitive need to stop and reflect as well as to escape from complication and darkness.
In their own way, ELK is drawing on their creativity to find light in a rapidly transforming world. They seek a feeling of being together, searching for real values, comfort and for things that really mean something. They are searching for solace.
Searching for the freedom to create and to strip away the noise, the ELK team embarked on a journey to the wild, remote coast of New Zealand. A volcanic, black sand beach with roiling seas unveiled a wild backdrop sculptured by nature in a land of inspiring contrasts.
The label’s designers translated these contrasts into prints that have a connection to a powerful landscape. The ELK Solace Winter 18 collection is punctuated with sharp bolts of colour; vibrant greens, deep blues and pinks. Chunky, enveloping knitwear satisfies our longing for comfort and warmth and structured fabrics, flowing hemlines and metallic highlights add a feminine softness.
Ripple Maxi Dress
Crafted from a matte finish and textured weave fabric, the Ripple Maxi Dress is a relaxed garment and offers a beautiful shape. It can be cinched in at the waist with a fabric tie belt to create a top and skirt look or left loose for a more casual maxi dress style. A scoop neckline, exaggerated sleeves and the keyhole opening at the nape create an effortlessly dramatic silhouette that can be complemented with a statement resin necklace for a complete look.
Water Print Maxi Dress
The Water Maxi Dress features the Elk signature print for the season, comprising of bold blue hues blending together to create a unique custom design. The fabric belt threads through large matte enamel eyelets creating distinctive design details to this already striking maxi dress. A versatile shape, the fabric belt can be loosely tied for a casual fit or cinched-in to define the waist. A transeasonal style that can be worn as is or layered over tights or skinny leg jeans when the cooler months arrive. A keyhole opening at the back keeps the neckline neat and creates a flattering contour for the exaggerated arm openings. Pair with a heeled shoe to complement its long line.
Water Print Box Top
The Water Print Box Top is a classic Elk shape featuring their custom designed signature print for the season. The water like colours mix together to create beautiful blue hues. The combination of a scoop neckline, keyhole opening, softly draped sleeves and flowy shape make for an easy wear top that can be tucked into wide legged pants or worn loose for a for a relaxed look. Cuff the sleeves and wear with a statement earring to complement this print.
Vand Denim Box Top
Made from a soft indigo chambray fabric, the Vand Denim Top introduces a lightweight denim look to a classic Elk shape. Featuring a keyhole opening at the nape, sleeve cuffs that can be rolled and darts at the bust for a neater fit, this shape has proven to complement many body types. Ideal for your transeasonal wardrobe this versatile top can be worn as is or layer under or over for cooler weather. Easy to style, it can be worn with fitted bottoms or wide leg pants.
Drift Long Sleeve Top
A loose fitting item, the Drift Long Sleeve Top creates a relaxed silhouette complemented by a silky-feel matte finish fabric. The graduated hem, subtle seam detailing along the back and a high round neckline allow the top to drape softly onto the body. The exaggerated cuffed sleeves complement the flowy look and a dropped shoulder adds to this easy style. A great tunic for layering, it can be styled over fitted pants for a complete look.
Metallic Dropplet Top
Featuring an Elk original print, the Metallic Droplet Top creates a stylish statement. Abstract oval shapes in rose gold stand out against a deep navy backdrop. Featuring a classic Elk box shape, the dropped shoulder creates a relaxed yet structured fit. Style with chunky bangles and studs to accentuate this statement print.
The Plage Tailored Shirt combines timeless shirt styling with contemporary detail. Classic aspects such as the sharp collar and button-down opening are combined with a tab sleeve detail and a scoop pleat back. The elbow length sleeve can be cuffed, and the oversized look of this shirt can be balanced by partially tucking into wide tailored pants or worn loose over ELK Skinny Denim jeans.
The Roche Wide Sleeve Top is a lightweight, transeasonal wardrobe essential. Made from a soft cotton blend, the classic square neckline has been created by adding inserts into the shoulder. This detail creates a soft drape from the shoulders and a slightly longer back hem.
The Waterfall Dress is a transeasonal piece with a contemporary edge. This dress features an asymmetric side drape that falls in fine soft folds from the tee shirt style bust to create a flattering silhouette and movement. The fabrication is a mix of bamboo, cotton and lyocell creating a texture that holds its shape whilst retaining a lightness that moves comfortably around the body. This distinctive design is complemented by side pockets and an elbow length sleeve.
Formation V-Neck Top
The Formation V-Neck Top is crafted with a fine, light-weight fabric ideal for use in trans-seasonal layering. The original ELK yardage print featuring strong colours melting together in a rectangle shape delivers a statement effect. Available in a print or in juniper.
Shaped with a cotton and merino wool blend, the Ember Poncho is an ideal winter layer. The poncho bears contemporary details with a subtle mock turtleneck and side seam button and the stepped longer back allows for an innovative look. The combination fabric has been designed for ample warmth while staying lightweight when layered over long stretch tops. Available in juniper, black and grey marle.
The Juniper Dress is an elegant cut that offers detailed paneling along the shoulders and a flattering scoop neckline. Worn loose or cinched in at the waist with its custom fabric belt, this dress delivers contrasting looks in vibrant green statement colour.
The Boulder Dress is a stylish piece featuring our signature season print, with a wide neck detail the comes in at the shoulder. Featuring abstract, curved ‘Boulder’ shapes against a clean background, the pink and olive print is an eye catching statement. The wide sleeves can be worn long or cuffed at the elbow for a more intricate composition while the complementing fabric belt can be left open for a more relaxed fit or gathered to flatter the waistline. Concealed pockets are inserted at the side for comfort and convenience and subtle side splits at the hemline create ease of movement.
Boulder Print Skirt
This full skirt offers a flowing movement with the voluminous lightweight fabric made from 100% Bamboo. Featuring our signature season print of abstract, curved olive ‘Boulder’ shapes against a clean pink background, the print is an eye catching statement. The Boulder Skirt hides wide concealed pockets and an internal drawstring tie which can be cinched in at the waist or adjust to wear at the hip.
The Boulder Jumpsuit has been crafted from 100% Bamboo, a lightweight fabric that is soft and comfortable. The petal sleeve design details are perfect for transeasonal wear and a cross-front wrap conceals an inner button to keep the front lapel in place. A fly zip front creates ease of wear combined with a side wrap waist tie adding interest to the silhouette.
The Boulder Long Sleeve Top features a wide neck detail that comes in at the shoulder. The top is available in black or in the abstract curved olive ‘Boulder’ print against a clean pink background. The wide sleeves can be worn long or cuffed at the elbow and the complementing fabric belt can be left open for a more relaxed fit or gathered to flatter the waistline.
Huru Wool Top
The Huru Wool Top is a dense knit of 100% fine wool with a mélange finish where a mix of yarns creates a subtle texture to the finish. Featuring a ribbed cuff and open hemline the knit is detailed at the shoulder with a fine angular insert and rolled seam that follows the length of the shoulder. The relaxed style is an easy to wear pull-over and the perfect wardrobe staple.