In Mondo Chaos, there are some things we just know work for everyone! One of them is Emmy Designs cardigans. Even those who are not into cardigans will be when they put them on. At Mondo Kaos, we love their timelessly beautiful designs and high quality, which fit perfectly with our selection of high-waisted retro inspired dresses, jeans, pants og skirts. In addition, we are the only ones leading Emmy's stylish designs in Copenhagen, and we love their fit as well as their inclusive view of bodies and sizes. And not least their focus on sustainable manufacturing without overproduction.
Who's the Emmy?
Emmy Nilsson graduated from the Copenhagen School of Fashion and Design in 2008, and after two years as a freelance designer, she started the brand Emmy Design. She created Emmy Design out of a desire to create something that combined her interest in history and vintage clothing with her abilities as a designer. Like many of our brands, Emmy also started her collection by not being able to adjust to the high-street fashion of the time, and a great love for vintage clothes. But Emmy found it difficult to buy clothes for himself that fit well, were practical and worked for daily use - especially in the cold Swedish climate.
About Emmy Design
In 2010, Emmy Design was founded as a brand that designs and produces feminine clothing in retro and vintage style, especially inspired by the time and fashion of the 1930s, 1940s og 1950s. Emmy started the company on her own, and in 2015, her sister, Lisa, became a partner in the company. Lisa has a master’s degree in business administration, so it fell to Emmy very naturally to ask her if she would be part of the company. Lisa said yes, and since then the two sisters from Småland have further developed Emmy Design together. Today, in addition to Sweden, you can buy Emmy Design in 12 countries, and even as far away as the USA and Australia. Today, over 50 European retro and vintage stores carry Emmy Design, and we understand why! In fact, we're a little proud of here Mondo Chaos to have had Emmy Design since 2011, and to carry the brand exclusively in Copenhagen.
Emmy Design's knitwear is always produced in limited quantities for environmental impact, in a small factory in Morocco, and the rest of the clothes are made in a small factory in Lithuania. And, of course, they work closely with these manufacturers to ensure the high quality that we expect from Emmy Design.
Emmy Design is especially known for their focus on fit, no matter what body type and size you are. Although it is a small business, they make inclusive clothes in many sizes as well plus size! Emmy Design annually makes two collections, one for spring / summer and one for autumn / winter. They do this out of a desire for high quality and consideration for the environment. They do not overproduce, and work closely with the production sites, so they have a feel for their products and designs, and ensure that these remain top notch. As part of their desire for sustainability, it is extra important for Emmy that the clothes last season after season, and in addition, both the execution is important, but also that the design is timeless.
Below we will describe the different models of cardigans that we carry from Emmy Design:
"The Ice Skater cardigan" - Emmy Design's signature cardigan in 100% wool
From the first glance, we fell in love with its amazing quality as well as classic, feminine cuts. Today, all Emmys cardigans are cut to the same cut, which is why they are among our most popular styles among our range in Mondo Kaos. They are especially good for our high-waisted retro and vintage dresses, because it is designed with a special focus on the waist. The Ice Skater cardigan has slightly full shoulders, V-neckline and horizontal cable knit which ends at the waist. The short shape makes the cardigan look simple and elegant, where most normal cardigans make a box-like figure, which is unflattering for most women.
Many of us almost feel itchy when we hear the word "wool". However, this is not the case with this wool that Emmy's cardigans and other knits are made of. The wool is "mercerized" so that it does not itch, and is more durable and thus can last for many years.
It's simply a great cardigan, and most fans are not content with one!
"Peggy Sue cardigan" from Emmy Design
The Ice Skater cardigan's counterpart is called Peggy Sue, and we have just brought home this in 7 beautiful colors. Peggy Sue is in a lighter quality knit in 100% merino wool with a hole pattern. This is the perfect cardigan to wear on the cool summer evenings, or it can be buttoned through and used as a knit sweater. Of course, it still has the beautiful feminine fit, which is perfect for over summer dresses, or with a skirt or a pair of trousers. The Pegge Sue cardigan is available in the spring / summer collection 2020 in the colors red, navy blue, green, cream, purple, dusty blue and lavender.
"Suzie Q Cardigan" - An 'old' acquaintance returns
The Susie Q. cardigan is back in the spring / summer collection. Like Emmy's other cardigans, of course, Susie Q also has the signature silhouette in waist length, and light pouf at the shoulders, it also has a beautiful leaf pattern. The cardigan is in a wonderful hypoallergenic cotton blend consisting of 50% cotton and 50% modal. Modal fibers are very soft, fall beautifully, and then they have a smooth shiny finish. In addition, the Model fluffs significantly less than cotton, which means that your cotton cardigan will look new and nice for a very long time. Susie Q is available in coral colored & mustard yellow.
"The Delightful Daytime Cardigan - A New Classic
The Delightful Daytime cardigan is here to stay, and it is now a regular part of both the spring / summer and autumn / winter collections. It is a light and versatile cardigan in 100% wool. It is beautiful all year round; in the summer to wear on cool summer evenings, and as a blouse for a pair of jeans, trousers or a skirt in the winter. It is perfect for a beautiful summer dress, and it is even elegant enough to be used for summer parties. The Delightful Daytime cardigan is, like all Emmy Design cardigans, short so there is a focus on the waist.
The Delightful Daytime Cardigan comes in stock approx. 10 April 2020, but can already be ordered in advance.
Emmy's style is not to be mistaken and we hope you have been inspired to find just your new favorite cardigan.
Kind regards Team Mondo Kaos
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