The very first Longing For Sleep Coat #1 created for Kaamos fashion exhibition, which took place in Tallinn Applied Art and Design Museum in September 2013.
Borrowing its name from the Estonian title for Chekhov’s novel “Let Me Sleep”, the conceptual collection “Longing for Sleep” is about the haunting wish to sleep during dark wintery times, kaamos. Kaamos is an untranslatable word only known in Estonian and Finnish languages, referring to the period in the Northern Hemisphere when the days are very short and it barely gets light outside. To materialize the feeling of a wish to stay in bed wrapped in a blanket all day long, Marit Ilison created the first pieces using vintage Soviet wool blankets.
Photos by Maiken Staak.