Name: Cathrine Hammel
Established in 1997, Cathrine Hammel is an Oslo-based fashion brand, producing new collections based on a variety of themes each season. The team consists of designers, a garment specialist, tailors, a production manager and a creative director working closely together to create elegant clothes that are meant to be worn in the real world.
The brand has detectable roots from the Bauhaus tradition, as Cathrine Hammel herself grew up with a grandfather being an architect from the Bauhaus school and a grandmother specializing in arts and crafts. Functionality, simplicity, craftsmanship and aesthetics have an impact on the everyday aspects of life and is a common foundation prevailing in each of Hammel’s collections. How you feel when wearing a piece of clothing and how the 'look' is created by you – not by the clothes – is a fundamental value for the Cathrine Hammel aesthetics.
The clothes are laboriously altered to fit a progressive lifestyle, whereas the boundaries between work and pleasure collide into one single entity. Each garment reflects a Scandinavian way of living and its democratic ideals: Gender equality, a sustainable approach to the environment, social cohesion and a balance between life and work. Cathrine Hammel is a modern wearable fashion brand, catering to open-minded people, who recognize quality and durability as the most sustainable approach to fashion.