Photo: Kristine Jacobsen, DN
About the designer
Eline Dragesund is the Nerdrum family's personal tailor and the founder of The Kitsch Collection.
Her primary inspiration for clothing is the subculture of Odd Nerdrum's painting school, as well as Ancient Greece. She despises modern body-shape solutions like zippers and polyester, and prefers classical solutions such as linen, draped around the body. In recent years, she has worked mostly with men.
"With every man that I've worked with, he comes to me and says: 'I cannot find what I am looking for. Can you help me?'"
As a result of the lack of varied design, she sees the need for "an alternative, elegant clothing style for men." The guidelines for Dragesund's brand are the same as those for kitsch painters: good handcraft, a toned down palette and a timeless mark.