Luxe and Comfort: By Malene Birger Autumn/Winter 2010
As all eyes have moved onto New York Fashion Week, I’m still happy to have discovered the smaller yet sophisticated Copenhagen Fashion Week. One of the most delightful “discoveries”—this, of course, for someone living on the other side of the world—is By Malene Birger. The house was launched five years ago by Danish designer Birger, who seems to be quite well appreciated by British Vogue. (And, may I say, when I opened up French Vogue’s February issue yesterday, guess whose ad I saw?) But the publicity is well deserved. And By Malene Birger’s latest outing proves it. Autumn/Winter 2010 collection was relaxed and elegant with a occasional infusion of luxe. Take the fur vest that the first model strutted down an indoor field of autumn leaves… luxurious yet approachable. At other times, comfy sweatpants were paired blazers for a cofident, easy-going look.
Where to Buy
As of the moment, By Malene Birger is relatively hard to come by in the States but is carried by a few selected retailers. (Check for current stockists on Label Finder.) But ladies in Hawai‘i can still experience By Malene Birger via the selections on Net-A-Porter. The Spring/Summer 2010 Collection is definitely fit for a luncheon at The Kahala or sunset cocktails at the Halekūlani. It’ll definitely be worth the hunt.