Hand-made Thursdays – Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood the clothing and accessory company founded by Montrealer Angie Johnson is meant to resemble both the Beatles song and the Murakami book in that ‘both the song and book are a bit dark, a bit mysterious, slightly nostalgic and very real.’ Johnson blends her background in fashion (over a decade of designing and merchandising) with her passion for the obscure (often finding her inspiration led by her deadstock discoveries) to give us pieces that are sartorially stunning.
From left to right: the Trench Blouse looks like a classic sleeveless blouse from the front, but from the back you can see it has a bit more to offer; the lower back portion of the top is sheer white mesh. $75.00 USD. These Navy High Waist Cropped Trouser with Mesh Panels, contrast a conservative trouser (high waisted, pleated at the front, extended tab waistband, beltloops, slash pockets) with cotton mesh inserts to make the perfect summer trouser. $150.00 USD. The Valeria necklace debut was this past October as part of a mini collection or Topshop in London as part of their EDIT program. This series of necklaces was sold exclusively this Nov/Dec at Topshop (Oxford Circus). Now available on Etsy, the necklace features wood (from mahogany off-cuts), acrylic, (recylced) leather and metal. $75.00 USD. All items hand-made in Montreal, ships everywhere,