New Black x Halebop – The Vacation Collection. New Black and Halebop join forces for a third collaborative collection. A six-piece capsule that draws inspiration from family gatherings on an island north of Gothenburg.
The nautical-inspired collection – that consists of a shirt, shorts, a sarong, a beach bag, a water bottle, and a beach towel – is designed by New Black co-founder and Creative Director Elias Mravec Gillberg and his father Christopher Gillberg. Gillberg Sr. painted the watercolor pattern used for the shirt, shorts, and sarong.
Christopher was born and raised in Guldheden, Gothenburg. In the beginning of the 80s, his passion for watercolor painting developed into a true love affair. Around the same time, Elias was born, the fourth of five children. Heavily encouraged by his parents to pursue a creative career, Elias moved to Stockholm in 2007 to start working as a print designer. That same year Christopher and his wife Carina bought a home on Marstrand, an island on the Swedish west coast, just north of Gothenburg. The landmarks and seascapes pictured in the watercolor pattern are all from around the small island of Marstrand where Christopher, Carina, and their five kids, and all of their grandchildren have spent countless days together throughout the years.
The Vacation Collection provides you with everything you need for a stylish summer day out in the sun. The very limited collection is made in Europe and will only be available at newblack.se and halebop.se