Cathrine Hammel is a Norwegian fashion brand based in Oslo. The brand has detectable roots to the Bauhaus tradition. Cathrine Hammel herself, grew up with a grandfather being an architect from the Bauhaus school and a grandmother specializing in arts and crafts. Keynotes as functionality, simplicity, craftsmanship and aesthetics designed to have an impact on the everyday aspects of life is a common foundation that prevails in every collection. How a piece of clothing feels when it's worn and how a look is created by the wearer – not the clothes – is most important for the Cathrine Hammel aesthetics.
The clothes are laboriously altered to fit a progressive lifestyle, whereas the boundaries between work and pleasure collides into one single entity. Each piece of garment reflects a Scandinavian way of living and it's democratic ideals: Gender equality, a sustainable approach to the environment, social cohesion and a balance between life and work.
Cathrine Hammel is a modern wearable fashion brand, catering to open minded people, who recognizes quality and durability as the most sustainable approach to fashion. Cathrine Hammel is not just a fashion house. She is also a living human being, a designer, a mother, and a dog-keeper. Each day she works together with the creative team on a multidisciplinary approach from a historic building in Oscars gate 26 b, Oslo, Norway.