Wednesday, 27 April 2011

New homepage & new blog

We will now blog from our new and fresh blog at VATLE's new homepage Check it out! <3

X Kjersti

Sunday, 17 April 2011


VATLE showed AW 2011 ASHES in Jakob Church in Oslo 12th of April 2011. New for the season is the menswear. VATLE cooperated with Cosmo Beauty. The creative leader from Cosmo Beauty is Ulla K. Rafaelsen. Kjersti & Ulla has worked together in 7 years. To have Ulla on board is always a pleasure for the styling of the collection, adding norways finest makeup artist Vidar Svendsen it´s perfection.

It was a rainy day, but still the church got filled up. Eva & The hearmaker started the show, Thavius Beck from L.A. was catwalking and making the incredible music for the show and swedish Lazee ended it. The model did a really great job and the amazing Marianne Haugli made the corography. We had scouted a lot of the models at street - and everyone was talking of the good casted models we had this season. We are really proud of them! We also want to thank all the brilliant brilliant people that helped us all day long behind the scenes. Without your good help - nothing of this would ever happen!

And Trine-Lise, Anna and Lamia Be - your hands made us finish the collection right on time. Thanks a lot !! <3 

Big up`s to Kristian Gravvold for the great photo`s from the show. DOPERY!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

VATLE represented by SVA at STEEN & STRØM

VATLE is represented at the window of Steen & Strøm in Oslo. Steen & Strøm is the biggest trend shopping Center in Oslo. It`s my all time favorite magazine SVA who made the windows. They represent some of the biggest norwegian designers. The illustrator behind the paper dolls with the norwegian design is Karen Gjelsvik. NICE <3 

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Vivienne Westwood

I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one's best physical features.
Vivienne Westwood

I always love it when I read interviews with people I totally agree with. I wanted to share some of my favorite people and some quotes they did that I admire. I´ll start with Vivienne Westwood. I just read an interesting interview with her this evening. I love that she is completely honest and not afraid of what other people thinks about her. It`s written in her collections as well. I admire her fearless brave colourful designs. She`s one of my favorite fashion designers because of this. 

Some quotes I randomly picked up;

"It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity."

"I'm anti-feminist. They don't see the wood for the trees and everything has to be viewed from this feminist point of view. I know women have suffered and I think it's great that people stand up for women's rights but the problem with feminists is that they somehow consider women to be superior beings. And in the end, they just want to be men anyway. They want to do men's work."

"I'm not here to defend [being a fashion designer], it's something I do."

"I didn't want to do it in the first place, I wanted to read books, but I knew I was good at it. But don't consume crap, make a choice."

"Fashion is not art because it is ephemeral. You design what you consider to be the perfect pair of trousers, and then three seasons later you are required to design another pair. "It's annoying." 

What continues to inspire you? 
Well art for me is a vision on the world. Every painter’s eyes for example, I believe, have had a different vision on the world. And by looking at art I try to understand the world that I live in. And by that, I mean that I understand it as a member of the human race and by looking into what the future brings.  Through art you really can understand your place in the world. And it also gives you a fantastic anger as well, to the point that you don’t, as an individual, get blown away.  Instead it gives you a sense of personal progress. It’s always been my personal responsibility, as a fashion designer, to understand the world that I live in. That’s the way we develop different values and why we cannot just suck up things as consumers without too much thought applied to our choices.

Monday, 10 January 2011


Photo; Annie Andersson
Photo Assistant; Henrik Heliasz
Model; Melinda Elvenes
Shoes; FINSK 


Photo; Annie Andersson
Photo Assistant; Henrik Heliasz
Models; Emilie F / TEAM 
Melinda Elvenes 
Shoes; FINSK