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Designers To Know: Baum und Pferdgarten

Baum und Pferdgarten is a Copenhagen born brand that splashed bounds of colour, then more, on their autumn/winter ’17 catwalk at Copenhagen fashion week.

Established in 1999 by Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave, the brand interplays all of your favourite now-trends; sports luxe, back-to-school, work wear and futuristic (in light of recent space breakthroughs). The dualistic playfulness of these styles is projected through bright, bold colours and contrasting prints, textures and colours. You’ll see everything from sheer polkadots paired with Copenhagen inspired slogan tees to ironed shirts with sports track poppers. Clashing leopard print fur teamed with sports sweaters; dainty work-style dresses with orange furry fanny packs- yes, fanny packs- and even pair slogan socks with satin heels for the Balenciaga sock-boot look. Clashing colours, strong contrasts and memorable twists on classic animal prints create a design DNA never seen before. These two are the ones to watch.

This luxury label promises a surprise with each new look, yet a seemingly signature orange band runs throughout pieces including the Leo Faux Fur Davan Coat and Navy Wool Cybil Jumper then onto the nails of models on the catwalk- Baum und Pferdgarten don’t miss a treat. When combined these create the perfect combination for back-to-school chic.

New Arrivals for AW17 offer wool blends, faux fur, lacquer jackets and even knitted flare pants! But let’s talk jumpers. Jaw-dropping colour doesn’t stop at the knee length sports socks, pleats or Clueless-esque skirts; blocks of vibrance make a leap from the stagnant dulls of Winter to create the most vibrant cosy wardrobe yet. If oil yellow, rooibos red and magneta isn’t bright enough then you’ve got futuristic metallics to rocket you that extra mile. The spangly lurex knits and ruffled rib sweaters will provide plenty of appeal for any wardrobe needing a vibrant make-over.

Baum und Pferdgarten combine glamour, fun and sophistication to create a whole new aesthetic that is not for the faint hearted! Their mash up of styles speaks loud for the Copenhagen pair bringing a whole new edge to the catwalk. And they have not left fashion week unnoticed; their designs feature on many clothing websites and their praises have been sung by the likes of Vogue since their return to catwalks in Copenhagen early last month.

The pair approach classic wardrobe staples with an avant-garde aesthetic, turning pleated midi skirts into canvases for pattern mash-ups  and pairing a-line skirts with geometric prints and citrus green to create a powerful pallet. With the street style shouting ‘fishnet tights’ from the rooftops, they’ve definitely heard- but Baum und Pferdgarten take it to the next level- of course- and un-ordinarily match them with their oversized baseball style university sweater  to- once again- provide a mash-up of styles for the perfect combination of comfortable and chic. 

Baum und Pferdgarten provide a refreshing and bold showcase of Danish fashion. Expect to be nothing but blown away- this pair cater for the fearless.