by Lotus Ladegaard
Ever since its inception, Naja Munthe has been instrumental in driving her brand Munthe forward and developing it. While she had a somewhat dull beginning, her SS18 collection was refreshing and offered several stand-out pieces, it also gave hints to the Munthe Plus Simonsen days with layered looks and an edgy feminine aesthetics combined with Naja Munthe’s own style and thus plays with and challenges the term Athleisure, which is at the heart of Munthe’s DNA.
Munthe’s AW18 collection sets a new tone with old familiar influences. Back is that special flair for fashion-forward designs, styling, and layering that put her on the fashion scene many years ago. The collection is vibrant, fresh, feminine, edgy and continuous to stretch and expand the term Athleisure with both elegance and edge. Presented with a backdrop of layers of drawn rabbits in different pastel colors and sizes, while it seemed a bit out of context, it still made for a beautiful backdrop as models walked the white catwalk, styled fresh and easy and with a bold mix of prints. A simple color palette will never be found in a Munthe collection, but instead, the brand offers everything from intense orange and bright green to dustier earthier tones in green, brown and buff, several prints, tartans, and stripes as well as several pieces in neutral colors such as black, blush and white. The collection offers just about everything needed in a wardrobe; from casual to formal and pieces that will easily cross over from day to evening. A great mix of different styles made for a great show with so many stand-out pieces and looks.