Danish women’s fashion brand Munthe plus Simonsen, a favourite of supermodel Helena Christensen, is recognised for its relaxed glamour and edgy clothes emphasising on exquisite materials and details. Danish fashion at its best.
The Copenhagen based designer, Naja Munthe creates a casual yet elegant and glamorous style that Scandinavian fashion has become so famous for; High quality women’s fashion, feminine with an unmissable raw touch.
Naja Munthe finds her inspiration from the beautiful and rough Scandinavian nature and the changing seasons.
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Soft Gallery has become a unique and innovative clothing label, with each collection being a gallery of fine fabrics and poetic art work. Every season Soft Gallery will commission a refined selection of visual artists, who’s individual and distinctive talents will be featured in the collections as prints and hand embroideries. Soft Gallery children’s wear was published in 2007, whilst the first women’s wear collection followed in 2009. See more at at softgallery.dk
Soft Gallery Spring Summer 2013 features colours such as almond, melange grey and salmon pink, some styles have dreamy animal and insect prints. It’s perfect simplicity. I have my eyes on the salmon pink sweat top…
© Soft Gallery Women SS13
Barbara and Tine met when studying in London. The beginning of a creative partnership took shape when Barbara photographed Tine’s master degree collection from Royal College of Art during her own studies at London College of Fashion.
Tine graduated with a master from Royal College of Art women’s fashion in 2000 and moved on to work with various design companies including Mila Schön, Kenzo Ki and Brunns Bazaar. Barbara graduated from London College Of Fashion in 2001, with majors in Photography & Styling. She then stayed in London for another 10 years working within fashion, music videos and commercials, before embarking on a creative venture together with Tine.
© Soft Gallery. The designers behind the brand; Tine Holt Møller and Barbara Hvidt
Feminine fashion with a typical Danish laid back attitude, all in natural materials such as bamboo and silk for the highest comfort and quality. My favourite SS12 dress was the Naja Lauf Bianca dress. Wonder if I must have the Daphne dress.
And by all means -these picture don’t do the clothes justice! You need to try it on…
Naja is obsessed with the details of pieces and the mixing of shapes and fabrics. The result is well-made and wearable pieces that you can have in your closet year after year. najaluf.com
Naja Lauf is available in the UK from Wild-Swans.com
Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts before graduating in 2009. She then went on to work for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers and trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris, then moved to London to work for Alexander McQueen as Junior Designer, before debuting with her own collection during London Fashion Week in 2010.
This season Anne Sofie Madsen was part of the Scandinavia Exhibition at London Fashion Week, counting 40 designers from the Nordic countries. Anne Sofie Madsen experiments with materials such as leather applied to a fine mesh base, built-up collars with unconventional patterns, and hand-drawn illustrations printed digitally on silk or wool fabrics. Her stand out fur couture piece for AW13, as seen in picture below, is a fine example of her design skills using traditional handcraft methods and couture techniques.
© Little Scandinavian. Anne Sofie Madsen at London Fashion Week for AW13
Anne Sofie Madsen has a desire to show the well-known through the un-known. The consistent play with various of materials creates a look of intriguing contrasts, which has become the young designers signature style.
A must see is the “Tiki-Mania-Maori” collection and in perhaps in particularly the illustrations from Anne Sofie Madsen, her graduation showcase from Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
In traditional Maori art the most dominant, mythical motif is the ‘avianised man’ or ‘bird-woman’. The most important visual art forms are plaiting, relief carving and tattoo. My idea in this collection was to combine (and confront) this with classic, European clothing – in order to express the contrasts and borders between what we see as primitive/civilianized, exotic/classic and barbaric/elegant.
Anne Sofie Madsen, 2009
Edith & Ella, founded in 2004 by designer Line Markvardsen, is creating exclusive clothing with eye-catching feminine silhouettes in sumptuous materials. The design has a playful approach to colors and prints and are always provided small specific details in a secure stylistic reference. The brand has established itself internationally and is sold in 10 countries.
Love the ethnic inspiration for Autumn Winter 2013 by Danish fashion brand Edith & Ella. The traditional Russian flower print seem to be a popular trend for AW13. Also like the combination of strong colours, such as mustard yellow, teal, red and purple. And the high heeled ankle boots -to die for! edith-ella.com
© Edith & Ella AW13 Runway Sho during Copenhagen Fashion Week August 2012
This season from Danish designer duo Baum und Pferdgarten is a collection of an intriguing mix of sleek simplicity combined with colorful and vibrant block combinations as well as geometric blocking of fabrics and prints.
Baum und Pferdgarten’s Spring-Summer collection 2013 combines art, architecture, and design in a rather futuristic way.
With a relaxed yet sleek typical Danish style, they’ve become so popular for, this is another collection worth noticing. Cut lines, color blocks, and graphic prints dominates along large color contrast panels. Yet the fabric and tailoring is so delicate, creating some truly fab pieces for your Spring wardrobe.
Minimalistic, clean and sporty. Voluminous tops are teamed with narrow trousers and skirts, or sharp pleated skirts. Collarless jackets underline a simple shape and dimensional quilting on outerwear, sweatshirts and luxurious structured silk, as well as fine wool hooded cardigans, piping, and visible zippers draw attention to the sporty influence. Watch the Baum und Pferdgarten SS13 Runway show from Copenhagen Fashion Week here:
Some great finds in the Winter Sale and Spring Summer 2013 news here at baumundpferdgarten.com
The identity of Samsoe & Samsoe is based upon unique and recognizable Scandinavian design. The look is built on simplicity, with raw details. Samsoe & Samsoe includes clothes, shoes and accessories for both women and men.
Don’t let these trend photos put you off. Included in the collection are some beautiful pieces, everything from soft knits to super sleek party dresses. And the price tag is actually not as bad as one would think.
The brothers Klaus and Preben Samsøe established the company Samsøe & Samsøe in 1991. The company has since gone from strength to strength. Shop online at samsoe.com
At the age of 26, Sofie founded her own company Sofie Schnoor, combining classic elegance with a modern and raw and urban look. The Danish fashion brand has since expanded to include accessory and shoes. She’s also founded Petit by Sofie Schnoor in 2007, today a well recognised and highly popular children’s line.
Sofie Schnoor is available from leading fashion boutiques all over the world. The brand is also present with a shop in shop in the Scandinavian department store Illums (Copenhagen, Århus, Stockhom and Oslo).
The styles for Autumn Winter is glamorous and feminine yet relaxed and very contemporary. And we love the Sofie Schnoor footwear -especially the black ankle boots!
Here’s a video from the Sofie Schnnor AW12 behind the scenes photo shoot
Link to Sofie-Schnoor.com and petitbysofieschnoor.com