“vön | būck: a way of life, embodied at different stages of lives and careers; an attitude, an adrenaline rush, an escape from normality, a way of life, a dollar hard earned, a giant punch in the face, a righteous article of clothing.”
— Karl vonBuck

Fall 2015 vonBuck Lookbook | Shot by Eric Wimberly.

120 Filmroll:  A collection of vonBuck photos shot on film by Eric Wimberly.

Karl vonBuck was a vibrant Portland fashion collaboration helmed by designers Barbara Seipp and Kate Troedsson.  In a city that is quickly earning a spot on the destination map, Kate and Barbara bonded over the thought of collaborating on something entirely on their own terms; just because they could.  They were vitalized over the idea of how refreshing it would feel to breathe life into a creative endeavor that had no boundaries.

Kate and Barbara formed their collaboration in late 2014 with the objective to design and create quality pieces in limited amounts, boasting exclusivity to their tough gal persona of a customer; the kind of girl who knows with intense confidence who she is; any gal who desires adventure and to move forward in life, maximizing every moment.  She is tough,  seeks excitement, works hard, creates her own path, and does it on her own terms.  The attitude has a strong element of breaking free from what others may expect or assume you to do.  It's open to interpretation.  The hope is that other women can view vonBuck as an adjective to inspire.

The line was denim based at its heart with an undercurrent of preppy/punk and tempered with a strong Pacific Northwest sensibility (Think easy to wear, from denim button ups, denim dresses, to classic jeans.)

Every step of product development and branding was done by the designers themselves.  Every pattern was custom drafted and graded to their own chart of measurements.  Every garment was hand sewn by Kate and Barbara.  Every vonBuck piece was made with determination and love out of Portland, OR.  VonBuck saw large success through its partner Shop Adorn, who hosted the collaboration for two seasons.

Photography by Eric Wimberly on 120 film.