Hello there, kind stranger. As you walk across wooden-planks, each footstep reminding you of a not-so-distant past. One where we were free to roam like glaciers: safe and protected beneath the sea-bed. Our secrets are forever locked in amongst shards of jagged-glass. Ice and wind, ripples and splashes - how many hearts were lost on these shores? In this editorial, David Mathiesen at Le Management heads on a nautical adventure towards nowhere in particular.
No one knows isolation like a lone sailor, but in that quiet blanket of water, there is a freedom like no other to be found. Danish photographer Emilia Staugaard captures the romance of life at sea; the light is muted and the shadows cloaked in a soft blur. Perhaps the joy of being aboard a boat is the loss of context - there are no signifiers of the times, no glaring lights indicating the year or the date. Just that same timeless stretch of blue that reflected in the eyes of our grandparents and their grandparents before them.
Stylist Kristoffer Vollhaase plays with this idea by combining classic shades of burnt orange, creme, and navy. Roll-neck sweaters, Harrington jackets, and relaxed tailoring blur in an indefinable mixture of places and eras. One thing is certain: the Scandi-aesthetic is alive and well. Everything ties together in a streamlined, functional manner: from the mid-century chairs onboard to David's boyish crop. Today, it feels like an almost revolutionary act to be alone. To take that first breath of bitter air and realise that your mind is the only company you have. Dare to make peace with it; to find the tools to make it your finest asset and ally. The future reaches for you. Through rough waters, you gotta keep sailing for it, kiddo.