Plurimus & Our Culture
Collaborating with Our Culture on the Northlander Pack was the natural result of a feeling of mutual respect.
When they showed us this incredible camouflage pattern, something they had been working on for a few years,
we were immediately drawn to it, both for the peculiar choice of colours and even more for the fact that the pattern
originated from a research on Scandinavian geographic borders.
There was a story behind it, a process of research that always adds something special to the creation of a perticular garment.
Working on it together made immediate sense.
We decided to use it not only on an outerwear piece but on a full set of garments instead,
a concept that is very familiar with what Plurimus is about.
We developed this pattern into a fabric, a beautiful and durable water and wind-resitant 230 grams wax cotton.
From the fabric, 4 pieces were then created, a classic Parka (the original “Northlander” garment),
a shorter, more versatile garment (Overshirt / Jacket),
a super-light inner (goose down injected) which can be worn with both outerwear pieces
and a classic Plurimus duffle bag (60 liters) which can contain the whole NO_SOC set.
The final result of this process is the Plurimus X Our Culture Northlander Pack.
THE NORTHLANDER PACK
Everything we´ve done, not just our ideas that have come to life but the friendships, traveling, adventures and walks through time – it all boils down to this very idea. It came to us three or four years ago, while visiting dusty book stores and antique shops in search for old books on the North, nautical memorabilia and war history.
During all that digging, often would we come across beautiful old maps of the old nordic countries.
There is a huge power in the ink on a brown piece of paper that marks a border, and the very impact it must have had on the people living right by that border, there and then.
Dramatic changes that could have been the difference between life and death. That maps and borders of our homelands have been rewritten plenty of times.
Finland belonged to Sweden for hundreds of years, parts of Sweden belonged to Denmark for a long time, Norway belonged to Denmark for hundreds of years only to belong to Sweden as the time pushed forward. We like to think of the world as something static, but clearly it is not. The Northlander represents us and our time here. This is here and now.
The borders we’ve grown up with. Our map. Our Culture. Our ink on the paper that obviously has effected us.
The borders as they stand now.
By all accounts, The Northlander is also a homage to old Sweden and our neighboring countries in the east, south and west, that we share so much history with. With the power of Europe’s finest: Plurimus this piece of textile and art will remain long after our walk through time has ended. That’s how strong the construction of the Northlander is. Wear it through the stormiest of weathers, but more importantly, pass it on to a new generation, because chances are good that the patterns and borders of the Northlander,
stand for nothing but something that once was but no longer will be.