Sia Arnika’s latest collection for spring 2024 showcased a unique blend of contrasts that defined her signature style. Embracing the idea of dichotomy, Arnika explained that she aims to merge two seemingly opposite elements in her designs, reflecting her dual nature as a designer and an individual.
The collection featured a mix of minimalist tube tops, sheath dresses, and mini skirts with intricate details such as flowy trains and harmonica-like skirt hems. Arnika played with textures by using soft and lightweight materials that were laser-cut in a way that resembled an old-school Danish lace pattern, creating a striking visual effect akin to moth holes. Fringe details were added in patent material to inject a cool edge to the pieces, while evening dresses were juxtaposed with voluminous hood draping and stiff padded techno materials.
Drawing inspiration from Danish actress Asta Nielsen, who achieved success in Berlin during the silent film era, Arnika’s muse embodied a range of personas from an androgynous Hamlet to a seductive femme fatale in “Abyss.” The models, styled with hair reminiscent of Nielsen’s iconic pageboy haircut, confidently strutted down the spiraling floors of a former glass façade nightclub in pointy wide leg boots with double kitten heels, a collaboration with Untitlab. The atmosphere was enhanced by an electronic music set, adding a modern touch to the Berlin-inspired collection.
Arnika expressed her satisfaction with the current state of her fashion journey, noting that she feels at a point where she is ready to grow and evolve both as a designer and a creator. The collection exuded a sense of confidence and maturity, showcasing Arnika’s ability to seamlessly blend contrasting elements into a cohesive and captivating narrative.
For more details on Sia Arnika’s spring 2024 collection, visit Vogue’s coverage of the Berlin fashion show.