Let’s discover Remain brand as Nordic Style Mag reports: Inside Copenhagen’s Thorvaldsen Museum, Remain filled the courtyard with a 100 metre squared mirrored stage, a stark and modern contrast to the building’s classical architecture. For SS21, French singer and 60’s fashion icon Françoise Hardy was the muse, providing playful and feminine takes on a world of strict, mens tailoring. The collection took what Remain does best – modern tailoring – and broke it up with sportswear, bright pops of colour, and youthful, summer shapes.
Heavy leather in the summer adds a touch of sex appeal to any outfit, and, is perfect for those cooler, summer, rainy days that Denmark and the rest of the Nordics are very accustomed to, sadly. Remain’s leather came in varying silhouettes, colours and thicknesses. Their tops came in strappy, short-sleeved and long-sleeved versions, ranging from cutout vests to cropped track jackets and knitted polo shirts. The outerwear? Classic with a twist – A denim jacket in 80’s blazer dimensions, a vinyl, cinched-waist trench coat, a spotted, white blazer, cropped at the waist, and so on.
This collection was a reinvention of Remain’s DNA taking the elements we know and love, and applying them in different colours, fabrics and combinations.
There was something for the sun, the rain, and everything in between, with so many ways to mix and match each piece with the next.
One last thing that was on show, was an upcoming collaboration with Danish upcycling brand (di)vision, who specialise in dividing old clothing, and stitching it together with a half of another piece, to create a patterned/coloured variation. Each of the 7 looks will be created from surplus stock to utilise what is left from previous seasons, and is a step in the right direction for the brand’s longevity – brands need to start thinking about the lifecycle of their garments, and how they answer the problem of unsold units.
As well as this collaboration with (di)vision, Remain will be donating their show stage to Danish artist Esben Welle Kjaer for an upcoming art project, which will go on display in Copenhagen later this year, and there was no single-use plastic or non-locally produced food on site. These steps may only seem small, but they are a great and important start on the road of environmental responsibility.