CPHFW – Trine Lindegaard AW16

Trine Lindegaard is back with another collection, representing her unique design. This seasons theme was “favourite dishes“. Trine dosn’t fit the usual template of a fashion designer. The core value in her design is sustainable manufacturing and socially responsible projects. Amongst other things she has been working with different asylum centers and tries to integrate the immigrants in her design projects.

Her AW16 collection was created through a collaboration with the immigrant women in the organization ITMV (In line with the world) which is an art and design organization for immigrant women to meet and create together. Food is considered a big part in any culture and in the ITMV facilities the women cook different dishes from their home countries and introduce it to the locals. This is the starting point for Trines collection. The topic was favourite dishes and the women were asked to use their creativity and embroider the dishes, using remnants of Trines earlier collections.

The design had a relaxed vibe with sporty influences. Sweater material is mixed with a more stiff shirt-like material. The silhouettes of the trousers and jackets had some Asian touches referring to the hakams pants and kimono. A trend that could be seen in the Henrik Vibskov collection as well. The looks were colour block styled, featuring black and white, combined with muted tones of beige, grey and mint with occasionally hints of cobalt blue. The food reference had a minimalistic design to it, consisting of clean applications such as carrots, melons and the word “dish”. The set of the runway kept playing with the concept of food. Portraying something that could be compared to a high school cafeteria, were the models were fetching food then sat down at the table. An innovative and unusual  display of a collection, just in line with Trines aesthetics.

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Photo credit: Victoria Salomonsen and CPHFW