Wednesday, August 13, 2008

News from Copenhagen

By Malene Birger Fall/Winter '08 first delivery is on its way to LARK. 

“The best way to break through is to keep it simple and to focus.” Malene Birger
Denmark designer Malene Birger completed her degree at the prestigious Denmark’s Design School and became a fashion designer with Jackpot by Carli Gry. She moved to Stockholm to join Marc O’Polo and was promoted to Head Designer for the women’s line. She returned to Denmark, established her first company, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, and won the Danish Design Award. Malene later left Day to be a concept developer for a variety of major fashion brands in Denmark. Today Malene Birger has her own fashion label for classic elegance clothing with a modern look. Her fashion echoes style icons from the past into the present. Birger creates wearable stories with a mix of metaphors taken from popular culture.
Malene also designs exclusive, one-of-a-kind projects for members of the Danish Royal Family and private VIP clients.

2003 > Malene creates her own brand, BY MALENE BIRGER A/S. Malene Birger is the Creative Director and CEO

2004> receives the Danish Design Award for the second time; appointed as a special Ambassador to UNICEF Denmark.
> wins another Scandinavian design award, where she is nominated over other well-respected Scandinavian colleagues within the category of design, including Volvo

2006> Malene opens her first BY MALENE BIRGER Boutique in a 460 square metre duplex in the heart of Copenhagen

2007> Malene introduces MALENE BIRGER’S DARLINGS, key pieces personally selected from her collection which she sees as style trends for the season.
> Malene is invited to participate in “NAKED”, an exhibition about fashion design, branding and identity. L’Oreal asks her to design a limited edition bottle of Elnett. She is interviewed for German TV, Canadian TV5 and is featured in high-profile fashion magazines across Europe. She designed the red carpet gowns for Susanne Bier, the director of “Things We Lost in the Fire”, starring Halle Berry.

New Mansion in Copenhagen
By Malene Birger - New mansion by Tony Hanna.By Malene Birger - New mansion by Tony Hanna.
By Malene Birger - New mansion by Tony Hanna.

Home of Malene Birger (Copenhagen)
The home of Malene Birger has been described as a mix of 20s New York, 40s Paris and a hint of Morocco - definitely eclectic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want to live there! At least I can get a dress or something.