The Green Girl designer Carolina Wallin discovered the power of color early in life. She wore green to her interview during her application to University of the Arts in London, and also presented a garment of a similar hue. Not only was Wallin accepted, she was dubbed “the Green Girl” by her examiners, including the brilliant fashion illustrator and tutor Howard Tangye.
After graduating with a degree in fashion design, Carolina spent five years designing for H&M, while also developing her own accessories and clothing in her spare time. Her bold pieces, inspired by instances of nature and architecture coming together, caught the eyes of other H&M employees, as well as strangers on the street, and have since grown into an inspired and intelligent brand.
I love Carolina’s pieces because they are so fearless, and they demand attention simply by existing, just like her. She and her husband Marcus are completely vegan and do not consume vices like caffeine or alcohol (which, judging from my experience within the fashion and arts industries, is a rather rare phenomenon). Her pieces reflect her purity and optimism. They are timeless and endlessly interesting. They are light and gorgeous.
OR at Shine for the South Lake Union Art Walk on Friday December 5th from 5-8PM.