Hilda.Henri is the epitome of modern luxury for children—the Vienna based house specializes in sustainable, fashion-forward garments (ages 2-16) produced regionally in accordance with traditional craftsmanship, but liberated from the confines of traditional Alpine dress.
Complemented by fine silks, cotton, and merino wool, Hilda.Henri is renowned for their use of milled loden—a textile of pure felted wool that provides exceptional warmth and water resistance by virtue of the air pockets and lanolin retained in the environmentally friendly manufacturing process.
Sterling Ruby's influence on the fashion world is widely recognized for his 2014 collaboration with menswear designer Raf Simons. However, Above the Clouds seems like a nod to Simon's earlier homage to the artist when in 2012, as the Creative Director at Christian Dior, he employed gritty, expressive, Ruby-inspired patterns in stark contrast to the formal elegance of full-length evening gowns.
The AW16 collection Above the Clouds is available online at Hilda.Henri and select retailers worldwide.