Aase Hopstock: Wow-woman walking


A short snippet from my article for Oslo Fashion Week:

“Wow” is all a woman can think when she sees a pair of Hopstocks. They demand your uttermost level of attention and affection. Meet the creator: The London-educated Norwegian designer, who graduated from the prestigious Cordwainers College - just like the legendary designers Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood.

The fashion store MagMaLou at Frogner in Oslo welcomed the shoewonderwoman´s treasures in their store this fall.

Hollywood and pinup´s
- What is your main inspiration?

- The read thread in all collections is the old-fashioned Hollywood glamour that I try to give a modern twist. There´s always a vintage inspiration. Pinup-ladies and Dita von Teese are always on the poster, the imaginative designer says.

- How would you describe the woman who buys your shoes?

- She has a certain preferance to stand out. She likes to make an exciting first impression, and she likes that people notice her personal style. She has a strong opinion about what she likes and who she is. She is strong and loves to have fun!

Read more in my article for Oslo Fashion Week here.

P.S: Don´t miss the SAMPLE SALE at MagMaLou on Thursday 30th of August and Saturday 1st of September. See more details at their Facebook page here.

(MagMaLou shop owner Marte Kveli Valeberg is standing to the left in the photo, Aase to the right.)

Text and photos: Hanne Erøy.