This season, The Garment presented a veritable smorgasbord of sartorial opportunities
When perusing The Garment's autumn/winter 2023 line-up, the dual point of view of co-founders and creative directors Sophia Roe and Charlotte Eskildsen is palpable. Their separate, yet mirrored experiences (they both grew up in the fashion industry, but 20 years apart) feed The Garment's design DNA, resulting in a timeless aesthetic based around our region's innate Scandinavian minimalism. This could be attributed to Roe being an old soul, or Eskildsen being young at heart, but it is this duality – reflected in each look – which sets the brand apart.
The new collection is a seamless continuation of this collaboration. "Our collections always build on past collections, adding new items to our favoyrite looks, or using items from previous or next collections," the duo told Vogue Scandinavia ahead of the runway show. "We wish for our items to be stable wardrobe pieces that you keep for years and years and use in new ways with new seasons." Perennial at its core, the brand's designs continues to ooze of effortlessness, with silhouettes and materials embracing 'higgle': soft, quilt-like, in which "you can almost hide."
Despite its timeless design, there are clear '80s and '90s references. The design duo agrees that they favourite piece in the line up is the opener: an oversized '80s inspired vintage taxi jacket. "It has a leather look and feel, but is actually made from viscose," the duo explains. "We have styled it with knitwear and menswear-inspired trousers to create a feminine and masculine look." These kind of contrasts are also continued throughout the new collection. It is a season where the mini meets the maxi. Where we see a mix of masculine and feminine silhouettes. Thin and thick. Long and shrunken. Buttoned and transparent.
See the full collection below: