For its second season, The Garment doubles down on its promise of modern minimalism. It is an aesthetic that balances, as founders Sophia Roe and Charlotte Eskildsen put it, “a proud masculinity” – relaxed tailoring, oversized cable knits – with “a delicate femininity"
For AW22, masculinity comes by way of a herringbone suit, which finds an oversized pant paired with a shrunken jacket. Eskildsen points to this look as her favourite. Femininity is found in a covetable jacquard gown, rendered in paisley – a favourite of Roe’s. The subtle dichotomy between the prevailing taste of The Garment’s founders is the brand’s special sauce.
Today marked the brand’s first ever runway show (for The Garment’s debut last season, they opted for a presentation – the line for entrance snaked around a Copenhagen block). Fittingly held at Andersen Contemporary, the white-walled gallery setting served as the ideal backdrop for The Garment’s first IRL outing. Slicked down hair and no-fuss black heels completed the looks — a universe arriving fully-formed.
“Curating is key for us,” the girls tell me. “We follow a lean creative collection.” To that end, The Garment feels more like a marathon than a sprint – the sort of brand that marches diligently forward, offering covetable wardrobe staples – the asymmetrical tweed vest for instance – that can hang in one’s closet season after season. My closet, perhaps.
See the full collection below: