Tonsure’s AW20 collection blurs the lines between the changing seasons
The Danish brand returned to the runway on Copenhagen fashion week to share their latest collection.
Tonsure’s autumn/winter collection does not necessarily revolve around autumn and winter, it mirrors all four seasons and how they change in current times – or rather how the seasons are starting to disappear.
The summery part of the collection is based around a bright green floral print, that also morphs with the wintery tartan checks featured on shirts, trousers and shorts. The same tartan motif is also used for the suggestive shirts which at first resemble winter garments, but are so lightly woven that they become suited for summer. And on the contrary: an oversized shirt in wool becomes an overshirt, heavy enough to use as a coat for winter, and a lightweight green melange knit appears heavy but is feather lightweight for use in the summertime.
Other parts of the collections uses elements of grunge in contrast to the tartan and flowers. An army green nylon is acid washed, and a bomber jacket is completely bleached white, whilst big parts of the collection focuses on denim and indigo.
Scandinavian man exchanged som question with designer and founder Malte Flagstad after the show.
For those who dont know, can you describe your brand?
I’ll try to! I founded the brand, and it's a brand for a guy that has a certain confidence, he is not following any trends or groups, he is making his own look. You will find garments for someone thats 40 and over, and you will find something for someone that is 20. Its a complete collection and quite versatile in it’s mix.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
All sorts! I can’t point to one place. But for this collection I kind of wanted to play around with summer and winter and different seasons blending together. There is a flower print being used on a check shirt, and other garments that are merged together like the biker jacket with a downed backside. So it's a play with light and heavy, and summer and winter.
Why is it important for you to show at Copenhagen fashion week?
Because this is where we are and are based at. We go to Paris, Florence and Japan for selling, but this kind of where we are from, so it only makes sense.
So, what's the next step. Any future plans?
The next step is a lot of beers and taking one or two days off! And then it's back to business and doing what we have done for some years now. We are not that kind of brand that is super hyped one day and then forgotten about the next. We want to keep building our brand as a permanent thing.TonsureCopenhagen Fashion WeekCopenhagen Fashion Week AW20Copenhagen