This season, OpéraSport took showgoers to – you guessed it – the opera, celebrating the dichotomy of its name
Putting together the line-up of OpéraSport girls this season was “a bit of a puzzle” according to co-founders Stephanie Gundelach and Awa Malina. The models were found through both street casting, professional models and by tapping industry profiles (including Vogue Scandinavia's very own print editor Allyson Shiffman). As if that wasn't enough work, the duo took care of the production for the show themselves. “It is a lot, but so much fun.”
For the autumn/winter '24 collection, Gundelach and Malina took a long, hard look at OpéraSport's name when searching for inspiration. “We were all about how you blend the elegance of the opera with more sporty elements,” they explain. And when lavish baroque prints and quilting inspired by the grand opera in Paris mingle with sporty stretch fabrics, there's no better place to host a show than at The Copenhagen Opera House.
The collection itself was a colourful feast of plum, burgundy, navy, beige and brown with the occasional splash of orange added into the mix. The silhouettes saw Gundelach and Malina continue their exploration of dresses, with body-conscious ruching, cut-out and ruffle necklines hinting at the feminine sportiness OpéraSport sets out to create this season. Beyond dresses, however, outerwear was a standout category. “It is something we're keen to develop,” the duo explains. More particularly, a brown faux fur coat and a quilted jacket ended up on our list of must-haves for the season.
See the full OpéraSport AW24 collection below: