While reading about Uncommon Creatures' birth/mission on their site i discovered a new favorite word: Anachronism . . . it means a thing belonging (or appropriate to) a period other than that which it exists; especially a thing that is conspicuously old fashioned.
The inspiration to the A/W10/11 collection occurred on a very random Monday evening. I’m sitting in the subway heading for Brooklyn, when a young orthodox Jew enters the train and sits down right in front of me. I can’t help but stare at his snake curls and his huge black hat. He obviously notice my starring, and responds with a nod and a ›Yeah, I know‹. I immediately start playing with the possibility of creating a fashion collection inspired by orthodox Jewish style. And here we are.« (Jens Kold-Christensen)