Rodebjer: A tribute to women

Date and time: Wednesday 8 August – 9.00
Place: Værnedamsvej 18
Words Sille Henning

Have you ever been envious of men’s privilege to just wake up, put on a suit, and walk out the door? If yes, then the Rodebjer Spring Summer 2019 collection might be what you have been looking for.

The presentation was a tribute to strong, independent women with a modern take on the 60s and 70s working girl, with feminine pinstripes, subtle flower prints, floaty silhouettes, transparent fabrics, and a lot of skin, all underlining creative director and modern feminist (with a room in her Stockholm store called The Vagina) Carin Rodebjer’s infatuation with strong women.

Taking its cues from ’Swedish Sin’ — a period in the Swedish film scene back in the 1950s to 1970s with a very liberal approach to nudity and sexuality seen as controversial back in those days — the presentation was divided into five different rooms each presenting its own universe.

There was a party going on in the garden, with cocktails, loud music, and dancing models. Model Maria Palm was dressed in an off-white shirt dress in a woven material with Native American references. Model Amanda Nørgaard was clad in the collection’s main print — a colourful, floral print on a white backdrop (also available in black), the same on influencer Stella von Senger, who showed off her belly button. Another favourite was a long green army dress with a drawstring chest and flower embroideries.

In the kitchen, stylist Pernille Holm, model Aia Busk, and actress Natalie Madueno wore whipping creme dresses –  the latter in a tight fitted knit dress accentuating the female curves. On the rooftop, model Christine Sofie was dressed in a frilled orange wrap dress while actress Marie Boda was one of the working girls in the workspace. Boda dressed in a blue and white pinstripe coat dress with thigh-high boots. And speaking of boots, in general there were some really nice accessories, canvas boots with Western-inspired heels giving them a twist from this season’s many cowboy boots, and the flat sandals with Rodebjer’s signature buckle. Also the back and oversize necklaces were worthy of an extra look.

View all looks here.