FROM THE RAINIEST CITY OF EUROPE – NORWEGIAN RAIN | T-Michael
Norwegian Rain, yet another inspiring example of the new generation of co-ops, started as a project launched by Ghanaian-born bespoke tailor and ready-to-wear designer T-Michael and creative director Alexander Helle. From their home base in Bergen, Norway – ‘the rainiest city in Europe’ – these two fashion-savvy individuals develop highly sophisticated and stylish rainwear using local expertise. Norwegian Rain has grown to be a fully-fledged label. But the creative drive doesn’t stop there: T-Michael already has five fashion films to his name, the most recent of which premiered during ASVOFF (A Shaded View on Fashion Film) in the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He is currently working on a series of handcrafted sunglasses made of natural horn in collaboration with ‘maestro’ Ralph Vaessen from the Netherlands.