NEW YORK — Like many efficient multihyphenated creatives, Camilla Staerk is involved with so many mediums that she hasn’t had the time to define them.
But that is no longer the case thanks to her new Web site, which showcases all of her talents and relaunches her signature collection of ready-to-wear, jewelry and accessories. Home decor is another new addition to Staerk’s selection, which is reminiscent of her Scandinavian heritage. Next year, Yukizna’s Made in Japan, couture leather bags and small leather goods will be introduced by Staerk and the artist Yuki James.
“I have always had a real strong desire to present everything that I do together in one location,” Staerk said.
After studying fashion in London, the Copenhagen-born Staerk relocated to New York in 2006 and started her own collection. She stepped back from design in 2009, taking some time to explore new projects and collaborations such as designing the rugs, textiles and decor items that adorn the suites, lounge areas and Sky Bar in Copenhagen’s Hotel Bella Sky. Her artistic pursuits resulted in an exhibition at Gallery Etage, which is also in Copenhagen. Called “Still,” her solo show there included collaborative works with filmmaker Barnaby Roper, the musician Karen O, Helena Christensen and Chrysta Bell (a collaborator of filmmaker David Lynch). In fact, Staerk has teamed with her fellow Dane Christensen for a number of projects over the years. The two New Yorkers have worked together on short films and photography exhibits, and more recently jewelry with Skagen.
In terms of Staerk’s rtw relaunch, a $475 hooded jersey dress, a $150 liquid jersey scarf, a $890 leather knitted clutch bag — a style she has personally carried every day for 10 years — and a $2,400 leather pencil skirt suit are in the mix. Staerk said the premise for her design concept is to offer three accessories, three garments and three home decor pieces, and then add one new item each month.
In line with consumers’ preference for one-stop shopping, Staerk aims to simplify the process by offering an edited selection that also has a design aesthetic that is recognizable as Staerk’s artistic style as well. That sensibility is something she shares with Christensen, whose modeling career evolved into a photography one. Entrenched as their careers have been in fashion, they are not planning to rush into retail just yet. But Christensen’s experience owning the now-shuttered Butik clothing store in TriBeCa may prove to be valuable.
Asked about the prospect of opening a store, Staerk said, “We would love to go for the whole thing — for sure. But we want to be smart about it, by being organized and not rushing into anything. We really want to take the time to get some experience before we expand. I want to be different how I present everything I do.”