Zola Jesus wearing Barbara i Gongini

Zola Jesus is a full-fledged artist in every aspect of her life. Her daily life consists of music, mental health, family and fashion. All of which, are fueled by her dedication to leading a thoughtful, holistic lifestyle. From the beginning, she has put her innermost thoughts out for the world to see even when it was difficult, as a way to work through the hardships she was experiencing. Her wardrobe follows suit; which she also uses as an outlet to project who she truly is and what she believes in. This calm cohesion she surrounds herself with is what truly brings life to her work.



With inspirations from Zen Buddhism and traditional ways of living, Atelier Kesa handcrafts solemn garments infused with stillness. Join our conversation with Nina from Atelier Kesa, and her world of poetry.



Presenting Your Number’s fall/winter collection – Dispassion. Continue to see the full lookbook.


OSS Bracelet

We are excited to bring you our interview with Josefina Varela – one half of the duo behind the emerging jewellery label OSS. Join in on our conversation about the story behind OSS, the fashion scene in Buenos Aires and the role of malformations their designs.


Janardana – The Art of Shoemaking

Janardana’s new short film takes us behind the scenes to show us the construction of a pair of Mens Hand Welted Derby Half Boots. Constructed with two hands and a few specialised tools, Janardana crafts his shoes the same way shoes were made a hundred years ago.


Welcome Sally Leung from Lyleu

Vathir had the pleasure to interview Sally Leung, the artisan behind the jewellery label Lyleu. Find out about who Sally Leung is, the production process of Lyleu jewellery and her advice for aspiring artisans.



Gates Opening

There are great visionaries hidden all around the world. This is where you find them.

Vathir [váðir] is new a curated marketplace and establishing hub for emerging designers within the sphere of dark fashion and avant-garde. Based in Sweden, we scour the world to bring you the most prominent and interesting emerging designers.

In an ever more competitive environment, Vathir works to empower the small scale designers. For many designers, it’s getting increasingly more difficult to compete against large established companies, gain exposure, scale their business and connect with people who care about the development process behind the garments. We offer an online platform for these designers and artisans to tell their story and connect with a global community that shares our artisanal values.

We believe that the most important part of the artisanal art form is the people behind the objects, their story and their creative work. As many of Vathir’s visitors comes across our designers for the first time here on Vathir, we will have a focus on introducing them in a broader sense. Through interviews and behind the scenes posts we will dig deeper into who they are, what their story is and where they gain their inspirations.

All purchases through Vathir are made directly from the individuals behind the products. By purchasing through Vathir, you’re supporting their livelihood and keeping the art form of artisanal wear alive.

What we are doing, is building the definite focal point for rising artisans and designers within the sphere of dark fashion and avant-garde. A place where you’ll discover and get to know the greatest visionaries from around the world, and directly be able to purchase their goods.

Welcome to Vathir. This is just the beginning.

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