There is drama to be had when getting dressed in a Nynne design. Copenhagen Fashion Week has made the drama of Scandinavian design come to life over the years and Nynne is elevating the “Scandi Girl” style of dress. Spring-Summer 2021 is a back-to-basics display of the eponymous brand, returning to the minimalistic design heightened with an expressive amount of solid-colored empowering dresses, jumpsuits, statement-making pants, and Tinkerbell sleeves.
Copenhagen Fashion Week is transitioning into a sustainable fashion platform, one that is mindful of the designs and aesthetics of the brands they showcase. Relying on the fashion to remain relevant, each brand involved in the general production of the fashion week is required to meet a 17 point checklist of sustainability standards which will be mandatory by 2023. The Nynne brand is exploring circular processes in the meantime as they expand on their creations.
Nynne Kunde is a Danish-born designer who studied at Istituto Marangoni in London, where fashion design became real for her and gave color to her Danish design palette. She gained experience working for ready-to-wear brand Rejina Pyo, where you can see her inspiration. Kunde eventually started her namesake brand in 2018 as she received the “Womenswear Designer of the Year” award after she graduated. She later moved her design studio from London to Copenhagen.
Signature designs such as the “Diana” dress are reoccurring in this collection, introducing a color palette not yet explored by Nynne. The colors are inspired by the sand and the sea in addition to silhouettes inspired by contemporary installation art, inspiring the Tinkerbell sleeves, made from fabrics familiar to the brand. Nynne designs are unwavering of its craftsmanship and its playful approach to proportions.
Like the “Diana” dress which has been altered into a jumpsuit for the Summer season, this collection is reflective of the warmer days of Danish summers. Colors are described as Sunflower yellow and azure blue, and are staged by the modern cuts and colors of Scandinavian design; black, beige, and white.
Nynne is also innovating within the sustainable fashion sphere. Kunde is using increasing amounts of recycled polyester and microfibers. Introducing Tencel fabrics, Kunde is reworking her brand’s aesthetic with the soft cellulose fibers for more manageable and ethical fashion design and manufacturing processes.
Nynne’s first fashion film presentation for Copenhagen Fashion Week showed off a fresh look at the flowing drapery of the dresses on the models. The colors were present yet subtle, the flare each dress possessed was pure in its design, and the collection was stoic yet, energetic.
The form of each piece overlooks the shape of the women but references the general qualities of dressing in feminine attire. The woman who wears these clothes could be confident in her body while embracing a conservative chic. The Nynne website describes it as “a celebration of the soft beauty of women and the power in gentle expression.”
The SS21 season of Nynne is dedicated to the strong women who evoke power. Nynne is a brand that seeks to increase confidence in women of every demographic. Apart from the superfluous and short-term trends, Nynne is insistent on creating an approach to styling that is practical and a considerably unique synergized moment among the norm.
By: Cassell Ferere
Born and raised in Brooklyn, graduating Cum Laude from CUNY, I founded Cassell Inc. while still a student. This has been the harbor for all of my creative endeavors; photography, writing, designing, as well as filmmaking, where I produced a unique series of silent art films. Capturing images of public figures at their most unassuming and unguarded, producing a colorful range of work, I have worked with the likes of many, including, music producer Pharrell Williams, musician Ed Sheeran, radio personalities Peter Rosenberg and DJ Cipha Sounds, artist, like, Ron Bass and Mokshini, eyewear designers Coco and Breezy, fine artist Roy Nachum, popular brand names, like, Samsung, Google and LG, and former Attorney General of the United States for President Barack Obama, Eric Holder. I am also the Founder and Editor In Chief of Reverie: PAGE magazine which focuses on sustainable fashion and inclusive ideas. Previously working in media and fashion apparel companies, I have noticed the lack of representation, not just of groups, but of the ideas that shape us in our everyday decisions. You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter @Cassellinc.