One of our favourite Danish designers Soeren Le Schmidt presented his SS21 collection during Copenhagen Fashion Week. The outdoor show, that closed the first First day of COVID-Fashion Week, took place at the highly anticipated sustainable, luxury hotel, Villa Copenhagen, carrying on the history of the former Danish Central Post & Telegraph Office.
In these uncertain times, we can definitely rely on Le Schmidt to deliver his usual elegant designs with his skilful and exquisite tailoring. This season was no different, the SLS collection was based on old school tailoring, presenting high quality and skilfulness, alongside rockabilly and a new, playful edge, experimenting with coarse metal buttons and solid silver zippers. The looks were perfectly teamed with hip hop music from the nineties, adding an underground vibe to the show.
As previous season, the collection was all about sustainability, using pure wool fabric raw denim and 100% sustainable furniture fabric presented beautifully on dresses, blazers and trousers teamed with exaggerated blue lips and Star Trek-like monogram pins to complete the 90’s inspired looks.
Le Schmidt’s also presented his way of interpreting the concept of ‘pattern manipulation’, together with his graphics and asymmetry in the designs, inspired once again from architecture. The Designer pays tribute to diversity by sending to the catwalk different types of models, wearing heavy chains and the familiar black and white genderless shoes, specially made for the show, highlighting culture and gender fluidity.
images: James Cochrane