In an artful display set in a recycling centre, Munthe made sure to point out that any body is a perfect body
Set in the infinity shaped Sydhavn Recycling Center, Munthe's spring/summer 2023 runway walked the talk when it came to sustainability. Being a fashion brand by nature, it is "impossible to be sustainable", as founder Naja Munthe pointed out ahead of the show – but Munthe doesn't claim to be. The brand is, however, striving towards carbon neutrality and in its upcoming collection 64 per cent of the clothes are considered "responsible" (with more than 50 per cent of the fabric composition made from sustainable materials).
Showing 36 looks to keep things "short and sweet", the designer found her inspiration for the season in the avant-garde Suprematism movement and the colour work of Kazimir Malevich. Emerald green, cornflower and powder blue, mushroom grey, and pure white lay the foundation of the palette for the season, with a drop of vibrant orange and caramel to contrast the abstract patterns. Wildflowers can be found printed on gauzy shirts, as if plucked from Scandinavian fields, while stripes is a returning signature. The prints and Pantones going together to form a vignette of sorts for the collection – a visible red thread.
Catering to a big international audience, Munthe's silhouettes lean on the slimmer side compared to other Danish designers. With that said, the brand doesn't only cater to size 0. Quite the contrary, the line-up of models felt refreshingly modern and inclusive even for Copenhagen. "I want to showcase women who want to highlight their body, and not just the perfect body," Munthe said of her dresses and silhouettes.
See the full collection below: