THE epitome of nonchalant Scandanavian elegance, Danish designer Martine Jarlgaard has released her SS17 collection. In keeping with the label’s minimalistic aesthetic, the collection adheres to a muted palette composed of predominantly black, cream and grey shades.
Classic pieces – the jumper dress, high-waist trousers and off-shoulder blouse for example – are subtly distorted, creating a slightly oversized silhouette which is enhanced by refined cut-outs, gentle ruching and the delicate, origami-like folding of fabrics. Crisp crepe and fine cotton materials attain the perfect balance between style and comfort. The result is a beautiful simplicity which is highly sophisticated yet subtly sensual, and all the while entirely wearable.
Jarlgaard exceled at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen – her graduate collection was sponsored by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and later featured in the Italian Haute Couture Fashion Week. She went on to work for Vivienne Westwood and has since designed for All Saints and headed Female Apparel at Diesel also. In 2014 she moved to the British capital, where she established her own eponymous label and has earned the support of the Kering Centre for Sustainable Fashion for her efforts towards developing sustainability and ethical practice in the industry.
The label uses a combination of organic, recyclable materials and excess luxury fabrics which mostly derive from Italian mills. Each piece is thus truly high-quality and when fashioned into the timeless elegance that is Danish style, Jarlgaard hopes that they will be worn for seasons, and indeed years to come.
by Hannah Bergin
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