Surreal Moomims Realm
Atelier Parsmei Fall Winter 22 is inspired by the fantastic, surreal and magical world of the Moomins. We explore the island life, the natural setting, seclusion, and closeness to the sea of Moominvalley.
“He thought about the sea, the rain, the wind, the sunshine, the grass and the moss… and how it would be impossible to live without them”. The beauty of nature is a very strong theme in the stories. The Moomins have a great love and respect for nature, which is a particularly Nordic trait. They go for excursions in the forest or to the seaside, they have a deep affinity and appreciation for nature, and taking long walks through forests, gathering wild berries and mushrooms.
There remains also sense of fondness for the quiet and beauty of winter snow, crackling hearth fires, and swirling Northern Lights, as well as an appreciation for peace, melancholy, and solitude.
If the Moomins have taught us anything, it’s that it’s OK and even good to experience a range of emotions! Although they often ponder the deep and powerful things in life, they also love the smaller things in life, like living in peace, building bonfires, “plant potatoes and dream”. And who doesn’t love the simplicity of warm pancakes or a mysterious path to follow?