TIME & PLACE: Tuesday 9 August – 15.00
Words Line Hindsgaul
Lovechild 1979 designer Anne Dorthe Larsen is a businesswoman first and designer second. When she founded the brand in 2009, she did it with a commercial approach. Having already filled her two popular Copenhagen shops with high-end brands, she felt she lacked some pieces that weren’t offered when she was out buying in Paris and Milan.
It’s not the first time Lovechild 1979 is showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week, and while it may not be the week’s most cutting-edge experience, I was excited to see what she had been up to. Her collections are always filled with all that stuff she (and most women) would like for herself, not paying much attention to trends, and made to fit the female body, in many forms and shapes. That may be why you’ll find most silhouettes in the collections to be slightly oversize, possible to mold and shape and emphasize whatever suits your body.
For SS19, Lovechild 1979 is inspired by endless Scandinavian summer nights. The ones that start with an after-office drink and end as a lively summer party. And the clothes will take you through it all. From the brand’s signature feathery print dresses (this season a house-made Poppy print) to the 70s-inspired spencer dresses and over-alls in washed cotton and suede. A pair of linen shorts and and a blazer suit gave off a French girl feeling, while the box trousers and crochet knitted top added yet more 70s touch. A colourful hand-embroidred dress and skirt added a glam contrast to the gentle colour scheme.
These are clothes to be worn, day after day. Ones that will make you fill good and confident.
View all looks here.