Jessi Preston is a tattoo artist currently living in Montreal where she co-owns Two Horses tattoo and hair salon. She specializes in traditional tattoos, class acts, and other uncomfortable situations. See more of Jessi's work on her site HERE. Norwegian Woods designer Angie is somewhat new to the world of tattoos (2 and counting) but when she got her most recent one (see it HERE) done by Jessi she immediately knew a collab needed to happen.
Shop the collab HERE
Read about the studio HERE
Artist James Kerr is probably best known for his project under the name Scorpion Dagger where he re-mixes scenes and figures from the early and Northern Renaissance. With Scorpion Dagger, James is trying to imagine the life of the people featured in these classic paintings after they have left the museum, and go home to live in a world not totally unlike ours (at-least how he sees it).
Shop the collab HERE
Watch the animated version of the shirt HERE
Check out more of James' GIFs HERE
Buy his book HERE
The Rijksmuseum and Etsy came together on a unique project to promote the newly added section of their website that features high res files of a large part of their collection, which is free and open for public use. A whole museums worth of beautiful imagery to use in my designs...it was an offer I could not refuse! I created a complete lingerie set (bra, panty and kimono). I used two separate images to create these pieces. First, a section of an elaborate cabinet, made some time between 1660-1670, artisan unknown. Secondly, an amazing oil painting by Jan Asselijn (ca. 1650) called "The Threatened Swan".
Shop available items HERE
Read more about the collaboration HERE
Amy Wong (b. 1981, Toronto) has lived and worked in Toronto, Montreal, Amsterdam, Xiamen, Brooklyn, Barcelona and Miami. She received her BFA at Concordia University, her post-graduate studies at De Ateliers and is currently pursuing her MFA at York University.
For the Norwegian Wood Spring 2014 collection Amy created an abstract painting, which was then flipped and rotated time and again to create an abstract repeating grid, which was then digitally printed on silk and made into a cropped tee and shorts.
Check out more of Amy's work HERE
Montreal based artisan Kimberly Fletcher has been creating handmade leather bags in her atelier for over 3 years, but by the quality of her work you would think it has been much longer. Kimberly first collaborated with Norwegian Wood on the FW2012 collection, creating a leather and linen bag, using the "paint by number" fabric used throughout the collection. Kimberly and Angie have since worked together to create a new special edition bag for every season since.
Shop the available collabs HERE
See more of Kimberly's work HERE
BIG. BIGGER. BETTER. Three words which are also descriptive of freelance graphic designer/artist/carbonated drink drinker Evan Melnyk. His favourite movies are your favourite movies, he enjoys music playing and awake dreaming. Most importantly, he moonlights as a body double for Prince (when he is not busy painting or fancifying products, garments, magazines and websites). Evan creates work under the name "Curse of the Multiples"
Shop the collab HERE
See more of Evans work HERE
For the fall 2013 Norwegian Wood collection Elaine created a whole grouping inspired by the mystical, fantastical world of the 1982 Jim Henson movie, The Dark Crystal. Rings, necklaces and bracelets created in oxidized silver perfectly complemented the dark and moody collection.
Elaine Ho has been making silver jewelry, leather bags, and clothing since 2003 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
See more of Elaine's work HERE
Shop the collection HERE
Devin Barette has been working with wood for over ten years, creating beautiful pieces of furniture and homewares for Furni, Montauk and all natural toy blocks under the name Bloc Bloc. His collaboration with Norwegian Wood was his first foray into jewelry makings, and his penchant for perfectionism paid off via satiny smooth finishes and perfect geometry.
Devins most recent project is ongoing with no end in sight...he purchased a hundred year old farmhouse in the Quebec countryside, which he is restoring and living in with his partner and baby boy.
The Fall 2011 collection was Inspired by burning fields, golden wheat, clusters of flax buds, endless blue skies and starry nights and had the pleasure of collaborating with Montreal artist Jen Storey. After discussing the history of the burning fields/prairie life Jen created 4 original paintings which were then digitally printed on silk and used to create 2 dresses, a decorative trim used on a blouse and a collar. Jens work encompasses her love for all things classic. From a love of color, pattern and line to the exploration of reality and the subconscious.
See more of Jen's work HERE
Montreal illustrator Paule Trudel recently collaborated with Norwegian Wood on a series of special edition hangtags for the NW mini collection for Topshop (Oxford Circus). As part of their EDIT program select pieces were sold from Oct. 25-Dec. 24. 2009. EDIT is an in-store pop-up shop featuring clothing and accessories by up and coming international designers.
See more of Paules work HERE