The supermodel greats of the ’90s were inspiration fodder for Birgitte Herskind’s autumn/winter collection of sparkly see-through dresses and power suits
Exploring the grey-area where menswear meets womenswear, Birgitte Herskind has built a brand dedicated to tailoring. It’s a space where fitting and quality go hand in hand with more feminine silky styles. “I always strive for a strong, sexy and confident look,” explains founder and creative director Birgitte Herskind.
Wearability and aesthetical longevity are especially key for Herskind’s AW23 collection. “The collection includes menswear-inspired silhouettes and innovative cuts,” says the founder. All of which demonstrate the designer’s impeccable skills in moulding fabric and draping.
The miniskirts from last season are still staples, but now find themselves accompanied by tailored maxi skirts. Tailored baggy trousers slung low on the hips are juxtaposed by the oversized silhouette of a sculptural blazer. Fully grasping the Nordic necessity of a good trench coat, for AW23 Birgitte Herskind offers a feminine version, one made in wool gabardine, cut high-waisted and fitted close to the body. For a slightly sultrier flavour, a floor-sweeping pink dress sports an impossibly high slit, while a see-through rhinestone dress adds a little sparkle to the full offering. It is a modern nod to Herskind’s seasonal inspiration: top ’90s models, as shot by Peter Lindberg.
There’s also a new colour agenda for Birgitte Herskind for the coming season: Chocolate Brown, Charcoal Grey, and soft creamy whites, met with pops of shocking pink, green, and turquoise blue. All while building on the brand’s core of reimagined tailoring. For AW23, explains the designer, “the shoulders still are oversized, but the body is more fitted." Herskind is looking at utility wear, and how it impacts suiting, determining: “I love the denim trend refined into tailoring.”
See the full collection below: