Known for her stylish, chic dresses, By Malene Birger has been dressing sophisticated women since 2003. now under the creative direction of Christina Exsteen, the label presented their SS18 collection inspired by the Brazilian city São Paolo at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Summer according to the brand is full of leather and vinyl  in dark colours like classic green, burgundy, shiny black and dark blue contrasted with some bright patterns and strong ethnic influences.

The stark contrast between the concrete architecture of the city of  São Paolo and the lush, wild jungle inspired the looks we saw on the catwalk: signature stripes alongside prints teamed with printed snake skin bucket bags decorated with Brazilian-inspired embellishments, the perfect mix between modern and tribal. Tailored looks and also softer, feminine silhouettes were seen in form of flowing tunics or floor length maxi skirts and dresses.

Sleek hair and sweaty skin completed the sexy look to create an overall contemporary and fresh vibe. add to that beautiful summer earrings and you have the perfect approachable spring summer look.

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Inspired by the Brazilian city São Paolo. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Classic green. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Floor length maxi dress. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Lush, wild jungle inspiration. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Leather and vinyl. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Signature stripes. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Summer full of vinyl. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Snake skin bucket bag. By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Strong ethnic influences. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Bright patterns. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Sleek hair and sweaty skin. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Approachable spring summer. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Contemporary and fresh vibe. By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Beautiful summer earrings. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

By Malene Birger ss18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Tailored looks. By Malene Birger SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen