[All Images by Mai Lyngby]
Highly acclaimed Malene Birger is a successful designer in Scandinavia, proved by the vast crowd who gathered for her SS 2011 collection located in the remote shipping warehouse outside of Copenhagen. Danish celebrities lined the front row for the show, which had an overall aesthetic of urban safari comprised of warm earth tones and soft pastels, shapely trench coats, suits, and maxi dresses. Cinched waists underscore a strong female silhouette this season, much to the pleasure of us bestowed with hourglass curves. Still, topped off with a scarf wrapped beneath a bowler hat, the feminine shapes are given a suitable contrast, lacing estrogen and testosterone together to produce an alluring balance.
Radiating tribal romance infused with touches of elegant Egyptian, Rutzou presented her soft feminine collection at Copenhagen’s city hall to a feast of VIP guests. Revamped jodhpurs are made sophisticated with a sheer silk vest, followed by fluid jumpsuits and playful frippery. The soft yet edgy looks are juxtaposed with overlaying corsets and thick waist-belts on silk pastel dresses, pairing comfort with sophistication. The slouched silhouette reminiscent of the early mid-20th century are updated with long-ended gold chokers and yellow, black and white staned garments and light shades of purple and tan on floor-length gowns. According this collection, the key to spring is comfort, elegance with accents inspired by mother earth.
Munthe plus Simonsen
Optimistically set on the charming cobblestone street, Grønnegade, French-braided models smiled as they paraded down the interim grass strip in the rain. Playful, light, and fun best describes the collection, alluding to an tribal-indian inspiration with feather earrings and floral brocades. Thanks to a faithful audience and stoic bundle of models, the show was a success in spite of the dreary Danish weather.