Munthe's Brancusi Expedition

by Lotus Ladegaard

Naya Munthe hardly needs any introduction anymore, she is a staple at Copenhagen Fashion Week and each season her show is one of the crowd favorites. Munthe continues to challenge and develop her play on Athleisure with a twist much to the excitement of her loyal followers and fashion editors alike.

Munthe designs for women with versatile desire and needs, and thus she always aim for her looks to be easily transferred from daytime to evening. For SS20, Naja Munthe found her inspiration in the colorful and graphic universe and work of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncusi, who made his career in Paris, France in the earlies 1900s, and thus models walked an intricate runway with graphic and colorful sculptures. Her inspiration was also easy to spot in a busy yet intriguing color palette that featured subtle neutral tones mixed with splashes of colors, checks and busy bold prints. The silhouettes were layered and slouchy yet very feminine which overall gave a very hip feel.

Munthe’s SS20 collection featured everything you need in a wardrobe from dresses to suiting and everything in between you did not know you wanted before seeing them. It is hard to point out the stand-out piece since most of her pieces were delightful and intriguing.

Pieces like the blue shirtdress styled with a lighter shade of shirt on top and the delicate pink suiting with a blue checkered shirt with pink buttons felt playful and fresh. The dark blue checkered two-piece with crop-top and skirt paired with a pair of navy-blue pants with golden checks and a black blazer along with brown suiting with a draped easy-to-wear blouse felt young and hip and very contemporary.

Munthe continued her play on dresses and thus presented several looks with flowy long dresses. Some were layered with other pieces while others stood alone. As always, the Munthe dresses had a bit of vintage feel while remaining contemporary and with an Athleisure twist to them.