Meet Lemholt x Luxwho
November 16, 2023

Meet Lemholt x Luxwho

The friendship between Swedish photographer Hannah Lemholt, and Dutch visionary Creative Director, Carissa Wyten, has led to a beautiful working relationship.  Here at The Regular Works, we know all about friendships leading to business partnerships, so it struck a chord when we met, by chance, on a flower farm in the middle of Sussex late this summer.

Hannah Lemholt and Carissa Wyten wearing quilted appareld from The Regular, standing on a staircase with a tan leather vegetable tanned leather 'Pioneer' tote bagCarissa Wyten (left) and Hannah Lemholt (right)

Carrisa wears Quilt Jacket in black, Hannah wears Calico Quilt Dress with Large Pioneer Tote in tan (on stairs)

Hannah and Carissa have recently come together to create visually stunning work, which has taken them around the world, working on all manner of projects, from global fashion campaigns, to creative direction for high end editorial shoots.   They are known for their minimal, pared back aesthetic, which, again like us, has been described as Scandi - Asian, or what's sometimes referred to as "Japandi" style

Hannah is the uber talented photographer in the duo, who describes herself as having "Swedish roots in English soil".  Her Scandi background informs everything she does, and her evocative imagery has a dreamlike quality, where imagination and reality intertwine.  We love her poetic visual storytelling.

Carissa is a Dutch Creative Director who spent decades working in luxury press, publishing, styling and retail before setting up her communications company, Luxwho.  Having worked for the likes of Net-A-Porter, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire, she knows a thing or two about the ever changing field of luxury fashion.

We instantly knew they understood our aesthetic at The Regular, so decided to collaborate on a shoot together.  We love the result, and hope you do too.

(left)Carissa wears quilt vest and supersized quilty tote bag from THE REGULAR (right) Quilty tote bag in cream calico cotton

(left)Hannah wears quilt dress in calico cotton from THE REGULAR (right) Quilt Dress cream calico cottonTan leather 'Pioneer Tote' with showing double strap detail from THE REGULAR

Over coffee, we chatted...

How did you two meet?

Carissa: We both live in Brighton and have sons the same age.  When we met, we felt an instant synergy across our creative pursuits, neutral aesthetics, holistic parenting and conscious living

What is it that makes the partnership work?

Hannah: For me, Carissa's high energy, especially in the pre-shoot part of the work, such as getting people and spaces together, is a perfect compliment to the way I work.  It balances my, perhaps more calm energy, which I believe, comes across in the later part of the work - the 'photo's.  Together, I think that makes for such a great combination.  Balance is a beautiful thing!

What do you love about "The Regular"

Carissa: Coastal living to us, means daily mindfulness and sea meditations, but this comes with the acceptance of a daily subjection to raw elements and coastal breezes.  My "The Regular" Quilted jacket has been a saviour in this most questionable British summer and autumn, and I'm still wearing it now as we approach the British winter.  The fact that so many of their items are seasonless is something I really love about the brand.

You both own "The Regular" pieces.  Which are your favourites and what do you love about them?

Hannah: I find that my large totes are the bags I use the most after having a child, whereas my smaller bags spend most of their time, in all honesty, waiting in the closet to come out for a party or going out to dinner.  I feel that before I had "The Regular Works" Calico Quilty, these totes were always a compromise on style.  This one not only holds EVERYTHING but has such beautiful lines, colour and structure that there is no such thing as hiding in the closet when unused.  It's hanging as a complimentary piece off the corner of an art board of treasured fashion prints in our hallway, the colour being that absolutely perfect soft, pearl off white

And what do you have your eye on?

Carissa: Having an avid eye for design and architectural lines, I'm naturally drawn to the black leather "Pioneer Tote".   It is so well crafted, with simple a design and would be a forever piece to cherish.

Hannah: Speaking of balance, I now have my eye on the black linen version of the same supersized Quilty.  And because of that beautifully padded look, I also keep eyeing the "Quilt Pocket".  I'd have a hard time choosing between the calico and the black one.  Oh, and there's that deep brown colour, too...

(left) olive linen quilt jacket hung next to supersized quilty tote bag in cream calico cotton (middle) Hannah Lemholt wears olive green linen quilt dress (right) olive linen quilt jacket.  All pieces from THE REGULAR works

calico cotton quilt pocket bag from THE REGULAR works

(left) supersized quilty tote bag in cream calico cotton  (right) black supersized quilt tote bag in black linen All pieces from THE REGULAR works

To see more of the work of Hannah Lemholt visit @honeypieliving and Carissa Wyten @luxwho on Instagram