Naja Munthe, the designer behind the Danish brand Munthe presented her F/W 21 collection during Copenhagen Fashion Week which the designer used ceramics as part of her inspiration. She stated “When it comes to creating prints that work across both clothing and the look of ceramic glaze, these styles are the go-to. A range of dresses, shirts, skirts, and tops devoted to the variety of ceramic-coatings. The result is stunning patterns that are all at once beautiful and powerful.”
Munthe wanted to convey in the collection that the concepts of masculinity and femininity no longer define the clothing people wear. Both men and women are choosing to define themselves on their own terms rather than bound to a specific idea, culture, or class. Individuals can comfortably express who they are and don’t have to downplay their differences. These styles are dedicated to breaking down the men’s/ womenswear distinction. Mixing conventionally tailored and sporty styles like a white shirt and a knit-cardigan tucked into loose jeans show how the same styles can be worn by both men and women.
Vintage patchwork was also an intricate detail to the collection as Naja adopted the technique to create more funky and fashionable styles and taking them in a fresh new direction. From a patchwork dress that feels vintage to patchwork shirts, to jeans with a graphic take on patchwork. Modern styles employ older silhouettes and detailing like puffed sleeves, ruffled collars, and frills, resulting in pieces that feel both old-fashioned and entirely new age.
From playful re-constructed denim jeans to slouchy patchwork jeans and an elegant denim pencil skirt – to all the beautiful indigo styles. These styles are versatile and artfully cut and washed. Casual and comfy enough to wear all day, but also uplifting. Structured but still completely wearable.
Sustainably sourced materials are those that naturally have a lighter imprint on the environment. Materials, that are consciously produced in a more ethical or responsible manner. MUNTHE’s preferred sustainably sourced materials in her FW21 collection include organic and recycled cotton, recycled polyester, sustainable viscose, vegan leather (an alternative to leather that looks like traditional leather but doesn’t use any animal products), and TENCEL™ Lyocell.
MUNTHE’s clothes are carefully made to last through seasons and intended to be used and loved for a long time. Many of our materials – such as organic cotton and wool – will only become more beautiful with wear and use.
In addition to the palette of materials, the brand uses as few packaging materials as possible, and ALL of its packaging is recyclable.