onsdag den 25. februar 2009

Peter goes to Greenland

The Danish designer and now turned London hipster Peter Jensen showed his A/W09 collection at London Fashion Week this weekend.
I’m actually not really sure whether to call him Danish since his base has been in London for many years. However in this show you could not miss his Nordic heritage.
Inspired by his aunt Jette who travelled to Greenland Peter Jensen has created a bright and interesting collection. The colours are refreshing and the cuts are bold. Finally here is someone who dares to take some risks with the look.
I love the references to Greenland’s national costume – especially the boots look like the traditional kamiks which are really beautiful.

fredag den 20. februar 2009

lørdag den 14. februar 2009

Bloody Valentine

I’m really not a fan of the whole Valentine's Days-thing. Usually, I’m a total romance-fan - heck, give me Jane Austen, red roses and sunsets any (other!) day and a I would indulge and love it. But on Valentine's Day it just seems so artificial and not romantic at all. I want romance to be heartfelt, breathtaking, and – unexpected – and not because the local florist and supermarkets advertises.

Valentine’s Day is pretty new here in Denmark – yet this year it has totally exploded. Its everywhere in shops, on tv and in every magazine or newspaper. And maybe that’s the reason I not buying into it – it seems fake and just another excuse to spend money. So I’m going anti-valentine tonight. And here’s my idea of an anti-romance night:

My Bloody Valentine : ‘Loveless’

Chili con carne and Corona Beer for one

Darren Aronofsky: 'Requiem for a Dream'

Brett Easton Ellis: American Psycho

fredag den 13. februar 2009

Hanne G gets under your skin

Hanne G first caught my eye a few years back when she created a series of pieces called ‘Lady Weapons’ displayed at Helene Nybrog Contemporary. Her work is fascinating for its indirect attitude and I love the mix of hard objects made from soft materials.

Her latest works are a series of wall hangings called ‘You’re still in the running’ displaying pictures inspired by the competitive identity on reality-tv. They are cool and funny, and I love how she uses such an old fashion type of medium to comment on something modern.

fredag den 6. februar 2009

Shades of black and grey

I don’t know if it’s the gloomy financial predictions for the future or just the Nordic winter depression slipping in, but judging by what the designers have showed us so far we’re heading for dark times next winter.

Dark and golden
Stine Goya – formally known, in my mind at least, as the queen of psychedelic prints and bold colours – has blacked out in this one.

Her collection is very rock and roll with her signature of arty sophistication. The fluttering sleeves and beautiful dresses are still there, but the experimental edge, not so much.

Icy rock from Wackerhaus

Wackerhaus’ style is also in the shadowy end of the colour pallet, but that is not such a change from the dark look of the SS09 collection.

This A/W collection has a cold and rough look with slick fabrics and very pale greys and blacks, which I think is really cool.

Stars from Ivana

One of my absolute favourite Scandinavian designers showed her collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week this week. Ivana Helsinki is famous for interesting prints and constant renewal of her look.
Her A/W09 collection continues the slightly simpler style which was also present in the last A/W collection. This one is all about the dresses and is darker and more grown up in its silhouettes.
Stars are the signature print for this fall collection adding a more rock and roll-cool to the otherwise strict clothes. The tight cut coats and dresses make me think of Victorian dress style, which I really think is a cool historical reference.
Photos: Sacha Maric