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Copenhagen Fashion Week: By Malene Birger AW16

Copenhagen’s Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek set the scene for the By Malene Birger AW16 show; a centuries-old art museum full of granite columns, red brick and intricate marble flooring that provided the perfect backdrop – and contrast – to the modern, feminine collection.

A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

As with SS16, this season’s collection took inspiration from the 1970s, but with a touch of a ‘20s silhouette. The show opened with a full fur coat belted at the waist, a turtleneck jumper poking out from underneath and Perspex ankle boots finishing off the look. This was a style that continued throughout the show, with mid-length tailored coats paired with fur stoles and cinched in at the waist a staple of the collection.

A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

Stand-out looks included loose-fit suits with double-breasted jackets in grey melange, black and navy, worn with low-heeled pony hair boots cut down to the toe, and loosely-cut cropped jumpsuits worn over lace turtlenecks.

A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

For the evening, creative director Christina Exsteen created unabashedly feminine, elegant pieces in the form of body-skimming lace dresses, pyjama inspired two pieces with embellished pockets that hung gracefully and effortlessly off the models, and one-shouldered dresses covered in jewels.

A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

Along with the blacks, the greys and the navys, the colour palette was one of rich teal and burgundy, giving Autumn/Winter a fresh new look. Overall the collection was distinctly By Malene Birger but incredibly contemporary; expect the most stylish – and elegant – of women to be wearing these pieces next season.

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A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

A model in the By Malene Birger AW16 Copenhagen Fashion Week show.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images by Clare Potts



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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