Dress with hand made textile in 100% virgin wool. It contains 30 m fabric, folded and wrinkled strips, sewn on by hand. This piece weighs 10 kg. 

Dress with hand made textile in 100% virgin wool. It contains 30 m fabric, folded and wrinkled strips, sewn on by hand. This piece weighs 10 kg. 

The collection "Ansatt/Innsatt" (meaning "employee/inmate") builds on stories from the book "Skammens Historie" by Sigmund Aas and Thomas Vestgården.

"In this collection I've had a big focus on the crafts and details. The entire collection is made in 2 different fabrics, both 100% wool. Playing with the contrasts og "strong" and "weak" details and cuttings.

I've gotten most of the techniques from the Norwegian traditional costumes, bunad. Ive been working with these costumes since I was 15, so its about time I implement this experience in Black Rat. "
- Siri Sveen Haaland

The book "Skammens Historie"("The History Of Shame") tells us how the state of Norway has been institutionalizing different kinds of human groups because of their mental health, religion or orientation. This collection features the power of the uniform, either your an inmate or an employee.

PHOTO: Siri Sveen Haaland / MAKEUP: Marte Østensen / MODEL: Frøydis Elvenes. 

 Coat made in 800 gr wool, with added "predator" details, cut out in 100% wool. 

Coat made in 800 gr wool, with added "predator" details, cut out in 100% wool. 

 Dress made in thin virgin wool. Technique on skirt is a classical technique used in many different "bunads". 

Dress made in thin virgin wool. Technique on skirt is a classical technique used in many different "bunads". 

 Dress made in 800 gr wool. Cuff, collar and shoulder details are from classical uniform jackets. In contrast with three layers of folded skirts, makes it more feminine and not so strict. 

Dress made in 800 gr wool. Cuff, collar and shoulder details are from classical uniform jackets. In contrast with three layers of folded skirts, makes it more feminine and not so strict. 

 Dress in thin virgin wool. Technique around chest is a classical piping technique used in many different "bunads". 

Dress in thin virgin wool. Technique around chest is a classical piping technique used in many different "bunads". 

 Jacket with removable skirt. Jacket in 800 gr wool, skirt in thin virgin wool. Folding/piping technique on skirt is very common in bunad skirts. 

Jacket with removable skirt. Jacket in 800 gr wool, skirt in thin virgin wool. Folding/piping technique on skirt is very common in bunad skirts.