Helmstedt was founded by Emilie Helmstedt in 2018. Emilie Helmstedt was born and raised in Copenhagen and is now living in Freetown Christiania. She debuted with her first collection Oceania SS19 during Copenhagen Fashion Week in August 2018. Helmstedt’s designs quickly received international recognition and were soon featured worldwide in Vogue Magazine, W. Magazine, Womenswear Daily to name a few. Helmstedt is an award winning brand that recently won the prestigious Magasin Du Nord Fashion Prize, given by the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and later a shortlisted semi-finalist of the prestigious LVMH Prize 2020.
The Copenhagen native and designer Emilie Helmstedt is originally trained as a tailor and further educated at the Royal College of Fine Arts. Helmstedt favours a merge between the two worlds where quality, comfort and colours come first. Colour and prints drive the universe of Helmstedt, making her happy, making her breathe. The collection contains soft sets in silk velvet with piping details. Ruffled collared dresses and hand quilted jackets in heavy silk filled with organic cotton. Furthermore, toweling sets, crispy trousers in silk cotton and more to come.
The painter Poul Gernes who experimented with colors throughout his career is a huge inspiration when Emilie works with her exquisite color palette. The happiness that colors can bring to everyday life works almost like a mantra to the collections – which is why charmful is one of the first words that comes to mind when you lay eyes on the textiles which Emilie Helmstedt is painting herself. When you put on the designs it feels like you are wearing little pieces of art.
“My dream is to merge art into clothing, slowly building up my universe. I don’t work with trends. I work with my emotions and impulses. I follow my intention, my vibrations and the colors lead the way”.
13.00 - 14.00
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Den Franske Ambassade
Kgs. Nytorv 4, CPH K