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Trend report: Spotlight on Ivan Grundah

Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

Ivan Grundahl is synonymous with Danish design. Ahead of what looks set to be an unmissable presentation at Fashion Exposed this weekend, Eryn Behan of Mudpie upwraps the Grundahl mystique.

Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

The exclusive Australian representative for global trend forecaster Mudpie, Ginger Trend Consulting will present Mudpie’s Autumn/Winter 11/12 trend forecast on Sunday 29 August at 9.30 am during Fashion Exposed.

Mudpie_1 (3)Ivan Grundahl is one of Copenhagen’s pioneering designers, helping to introduce the world to unique Danish design. For spring/summer 2011, Grundahl channelled the Japanese greats, creations reminiscent of past Commes des Garçons and Issey Miyake. Cloud-like turbans and block-white faces were combined with unusual asymmetric shapes, disjointed seams and frayed edges.

A tonal palette of black, grey and white with beige, sand and khaki in places, lent itself to shapeless mid-length dresses, loosely knitted separates and utility details. Proportion play is key in Scandinavian fashion; a look so effortlessly adopted on many of the runways and city streets this season, while a move towards 1990s grunge sees oversized plaids and workwear boots added to the aesthetic.

Highlights of the collection include a very wearable military inspired suit with tapered trousers and a jacket featuring oversized pockets and a double-wrap-around belt. A key outfit, sure to be adopted by Denmark’s fashion front line, is the combination of a haphazard, open-knitted sweater worn with a layered full skirt – just the right amount of anti-fashion meets fashion so synonymous with the grunge era.

The exclusive Australian representative for global trend forecaster Mudpie, Ginger Trend Consulting will present Mudpie’s Autumn/Winter 11/12 trend forecast on Sunday 29 August at 9.30 am during Fashion Exposed.

 

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