CPHFW AW19: Blanche – Denim, Earth, Wind and Female Fire

After last season’s limoncello pastels, mixed with dark denim and coral highlights, Blanche is embracing a truly autumnal palette for AW19. With earthy tones and raw nature at heart, the collection we were presented with at the hypnotising Tycho Brahe Planetarium was simply beautiful.

 

“Echoing the ideas of sustainable design, the collection takes a minimal approach to modern-day women’s ready-to-wear, joined by an appreciation of industrial references and functional elements.” – Mette Fredin and Melissa Bech, the Creative and Commercial Directors at Blanche

 

Blanche

Blanche

 

Blanche have taken the gloomy winter darks and given them a more subdued look. Olive green, beige and baby blue were the main neutral base, creating a fresh, light blend for the colder months. Then came the colours. Siena, burnt orange, muted burgundy and chocolate brown contrasted with the paler shades beautifully, keeping with the four elements palette. Patterns were kept to a minimum, with grey stripes and classic check scattered here and there.

The silhouettes sat somewhere between feminine and androgynous, combining the comfort of daywear with womanly elements. Slender heels accompanied even the toughest pieces, while glimpses of model’s cleavage broke down the heavier layering.

As one of the brand’s core segments, denim was present throughout – from the signature bucket hats and scrunchies, all the way to a structured coat with contrast stitching. It’s clearly a fabric Blanche have mastered to perfection, bending its’ rigid character into new, more sophisticated forms.

 

Blanche

Blanche

Blanche

Blanche

 

When using the disposable binoculars provided at your seat – it felt like being on safari – one could notice the very subtle branding, discretely spread throughout the smaller items and accessories. It has not gone unnoticed that a couple of other brands, such as Résumé or Soren Le Schmidt, have adopted the same way of making their collections united, while avoiding blatancy and kitsch.

 

Blanche

Blanche

 

This collection encapsulates what ready-to-wear truly means. There is not a type of garment you won’t find here, and all the pieces complement each other in tonal harmony. Blanche offered an all-in-one that’s compact, but can never going get boring. The colours are calm and grounding for everyday, with fiery options for making a statement. It’s obvious from the styling that all of the elements can be mixed and matched to find one’s true self. Whether that’s casual or elevated, or something completely different, the groundwork has been firmly laid out for a wonderful season.


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