Sweet, nostalgic and artful – Stine Goya's spring/summer '24 collection is a literal and spiritual homecoming
There’s no place like home, just ask Stine Goya. Dubbed ‘Homecoming’, the brand’s spring/ summer '24 collection explores the comforts of home. Not just literally, mind you – though we are certainly in designer Stine Goya’s hometown – but spiritually. “Home is not just a physical space; it represents a sanctuary of emotions, memories, and connections,” says Goya. “I wanted to capture the essence of this emotional attachment with a collection that delves into the idea of finding comfort, belonging, and nostalgia, whether it's in the familiar corners of our houses or the warmth of loved ones.”
Set around a playful interpretation of a dinner table – topped by bread and grapes, cauliflower and tomatoes, set with tableware sourced from real-life households in Eckersbergsgade – attendees instantly become one big extended family. Models walked down a narrow residential street as children hung out on the surrounding balconies, taking in the scene.
Fittingly, the collection is personal; a return to Goya’s aesthetic roots. It’s been 17 years since she founded her eponymous brand and, naturally, a look back filled the designer with a sweet sense of nostalgia. “I started this collection by delving deep into the archives and felt so inspired again by references and details I had previously researched,” she says. Artful details – embellishment, deconstructed silhouettes, unexpected fastenings – add a sense of careful craftiness that feels unabashedly Goya. Feminine pieces – sweet babydoll dresses, structured gowns with pearl fastenings – offset by smart cropped jackets and all-over-print denim shirts and trousers.
Those floral prints – a Goya signature – are used sparingly for emphasis. This time around, they’re inspired by “flowers one might find at home in your back garden in Denmark” – roses, daisies, geraniums – as well as orchids from the designer’s favourite Copenhagen flower shop. Elsewhere, solid fuchsia and powder blue frocks let the silhouettes do the talking — oft asymmetric with unexpected nips and cuts. That isn’t to say that Goya hasn’t innovated, particularly when it comes to materials; 93 per cent of the collection is made from responsibly sourced material, some of which are plant-based textiles, like apple leather.
By the time quintessential cool Dane Helena Christensen closed out the show, it was clear you can go home again, and it might just look even better than before.
Discover the full Stine Goya SS24 collection below: