TIME & DATE: Wednesday 8 August – 17.00
PLACE: Den Grå Hal
Words Sille Henning
It was a matured, energized, and more international Stine Goya we saw at today. The colours were sharper than in previous collections, as were the shapes. Styling played a vital role in getting the edgier message across, one in which clashing prints were juxtaposed againt ultrafeminine flavours, hinting at that fine line between pretty and ugly – though certainly standing on the former’s side of it.
The work of Renzo Mongiardino, the Italian architect and interior designer, and his theatrical way of approaching rooms in the fifties to late seventies, served as the inspiration behind the SS19 collection. It proved a good fit for the Stine Goya brand, which often finds inspiration in the world of art.
There were, of course, many of the floaty silhouettes that have been a vital part of the brand from the beginning, but also knitwear — which over the last couple of years seems to have become more tran-seasonal — featured more prominently than in previous iterations. Tailoring, as seen in the camel suit with a white contrast collar or the Hortensia printed blazer and the gingham checked pants, also played a key part.
Storied prints made their tales heard, from the cartoonish palazzo print to the different variations of a Hortensia, as seen on the jacquard blazer, the silky slip dress, and even some tights, to another flower print both minimized into paisley and blown up.
Among personal favourites were a long dress with frayed ribbons (giving it an almost 3D-like effect), the checked coveralls, and the patchwork print acting as a roadmap to the different prints in the collection.
And then there were the long sequined dresses…. A pink, a pale yellow, and a baby blue, each one even more dreamy than the other.