TIME & DATE: Tuesday 7 August 12.00
PLACE: Tableau flower gallery
Words Elsebeth Mouritzen
The current change in weather has put a new focus on dressing for city and work life, where you feel cool and comfortable yet polished in soaring temperatures. Look no further than to debutantes at CFW Mykke Hofmann to solve any wardrobe crisis during next spring and summer.
The small presentation of their SS19 collection proves that they make real clothes for braving the elements, so you come to the office or step out into the night looking chic and feminine in the typically casual Scandinavian way.
The name could fool you to believe that they actually are from our hemisphere, but the duo of Jelena Hofmann and Sedina Mykke hails from ex-Yugoslavia with residence in Germany, and they choose to present their brand during CFW because they find the more international platform is right for their target clientele.
They balance their design between a pragmatic style of pared-down daywear and more fluid feminine clothes for after-hours. Stretchy cotton poplins with contrasting stiches to emphasize incisions and pockets are strong core designs within the collection. This minimalistic décor on flattering knee-length skirts, draped, knotted tops and asymmetrically hemmed camisoles as well as long sleeveless jacket-dresses with lapels that gives a more masculine touch will cover most bases. All are made in the beautiful warm colours of ochre and Sienna red, supplementing a basic, crisp white from the best Italian mills.
The other side of a hot summer in the city is themed towards urban globetrotters with fluid designs in beautiful silks and viscoses in tops and dresses with neckline details and button closings taken from the Middle Eastern djellabahs, and some of them even in the brightest of tuareg blues. Other fabrics have a feminine candy stripe or swirl patterns, looking like manmade animal prints, in burgundy on ochre.
Mykke Hofmann is a most welcome addition to Scandi-cool.
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