Hot of the press: Résumé has landed at Coggles. Providing us with all the cool-girl vibes, Résumé has well and truly earned its place among our favourite Scandinavian fashion designers.
Résumé’s Scandi fashion, cool-girl quirk has quickly popped up on the feeds of fashion’s most influential including Charlotte Caroline, Mary Jean and Marie Jedig, to name a few.
A brand born from the united vision of two very different sisters, Emma Lohmann and Anne (Alf) Louise Faurholt, Résumé’s design collections are built from the foundations of a very interesting fusion. Created in Copenhagen in 2016, the brand’s ethos is all about personal expression. Although conscious of fashion and current trends, Résumé takes it one step further and creates collections that contain both classic and experimental high-fashion pieces.
The brand made its debut at Copenhagen Fashion Week and like many of its Scandi designer counterparts, is committed to a more sustainable future with every collection.
We sat down with sisters and founding Creative Directors Emma Lohmann and Anne (Alf) Louise Faurholt, to chat about all things Résumé…
1. Hey Emma & Alf! Thanks for taking the time to speak with Coggles today. We’d like to kick things off and ask where your own love of fashion came from?
Alf: We grew up with both parents and grandparents in the fashion industry. I guess it came very naturally. I really tried to find another road for myself, as I thought doing the same as my parents was ridiculously predictable, but at the end of the day, this is what I am good at. I love the creative process and the fact that fashion is changeable.
2. Tell us about yourself!
Alf: We grew up in Ikast a small Danish town where the main occupation for the people there is clothing production. In Ikast you do not call it a summer holiday, but a textile holiday. Just to emphasize how big an influence the clothing industry has in that community!
3. Where were you when you got the idea to hit the market with Résumé?
Alf: We were on a holiday in Barcelona. I just quit my job as design manager at a medium-sized Danish fashion brand in Aarhus. After 9 years in the same company, I thought it was time to do something totally different, maybe go travelling for some months. But after 2 bottles of wine Emma convinced me that starting up a new brand was a perfect idea. And the rest is history.
Emma: We when got the idea we both had jobs in the industry. I worked as a brand manager at a Danish shoe brand called Notabene which produces exclusive footwear.
4. Can you tell us about expanding from a small family run business into a worldwide brand?
Alf: It really came out of nowhere. I remember one summer where we released a collection called “Daisy”, and suddenly we could see this daisy print everywhere. After that, it just went really fast. We attended the official show calendar during CPH Fashion week in 2018 and the interest afterwards was enormous especially from international buyers.
Emma: We have been in the middle of the process, and we didn’t really realize how things were going even though we knew things were going the right way, if that makes sense. We want things to come naturally, and we want Résumé to grow slow and steady even though we of course have big dreams, goals, and visions for our company.