One of the latest designers to enter the Danish fashion scene is Wackerhaus. In 2003, Trine Wackerhausen launched her own brand that since her first fashion show has been praised by many fashionistas. The designer Trine, is not interested in trends and has chosen to stay true to her self and create timeless pieces that can be worn across seasons and for years to come.
I first noticed Wackerhaus last year when I saw a pair of lime green high waisted trousers and a very unique bulky orange blazer that seemed to fit perfectly together. I bought the two items immediately even though the blazer was two sizes too big but it was the only one left at the time.
What sets Wackerhaus apart from all the other brands is her ability to create wearable and comfortable clothes in simple styling that mixes both the feminine and masculine look or as stated on their homepage:
“Despite complementary materials and a versatile approach to silhuette, Wackerhaus succeeds in delivering a clean cut and cohesive look, which on one hand expresses a certain masculinity and on the other a fragile and feminine side of contemporary women’s fashion.”
My favorite Danish designer, Malene Birger, has made her best collection to date, well, at least in my opinion! I already know which pieces I want to flaunt next summer, which is painfully far from from now. Nevertheless, I have something to look forward to beside the summer vacations – that brief period of sheer happiness and joy of being away from this cold cold country.
What I really like about this collection are the colors that include, beside her usual black and white, green, peach, wine red and light blue. There are not too many details this time and the design is preserved very clean cut and minimal. The silhouettes create the perfect illusion or call it fantasy if you will, of myself, on a yacht, on the French riviera…shopping in Nice, partying in St. Tropez and touring in Marseille.
You can watch the whole fashion show here.
My favorite styles:
One of my favorite Danish designers is Malene Birger. I probably own half of her summer 2009 collection by now and I’m not done yet. Every year she manages to blow me away with her fantastic collections. Malene has a way of combining the ideas of elegance and sassiness to her designs that seem to appeal to most women.
Following are a few words about the woman behind the brand “by Malene Birger”. After completing her degree at Denmark’s Design School in 1989, Malene became a designer. She worked for various Scandinavian brands as a fashion designer before she finally established her first company, Day Birger et Mikkelsen in 1997.
In 2003, when Malene started her own brand BY MALENE BIRGER, she caught the eye of the international press who was impressed by her talent. During the next few years Malene won numerous Design Awards and the prestigious Gazelle Award from a Danish Business newspaper Børsen, as the fastest growing company in Copenhagen.
Outside the design studio Malene is just as influential. She is a philanthropist and has contributed to charity as a special Ambassador to UNICEF Denmark.
Here are a few of my favorite pieces from this summer’s collection:
MALENE BIRGER TEMPTATION SUMMER 2009