BARBARA I GONGINI
BARBARA I GONGINI is a Nordic brand established in 2005 with a brand DNA centered on strength of individual. Not on sex or sexual orientation, societal order or other normative pressures, but on playful imaginative tale of craftsmanship that breathes freedom of self-expression.
A low haze rolls over the dewy landscape. Long blades of grass sway unsteadily in the soft breeze; weak sunlight pierces the rugged sky. Its rays illuminating flickering silhouettes dancing on the rock face. Likeminded spirits transcend the liminal space – finding one another, weaving themselves together in patterns older than memory. A fledging tranquility sets upon the gathering as darkness falls. Black is the end, but the end always implies a new beginning.
A nascent legacy – leave more than bones.
BARBARA I GONGINI`s Autumn Winter Collection 9 & 26 lives from the clash between traditionally tailored garments and urban street wear, traversing the span with an Avant-Garde approach. The focus lies on basic items, seen as the canvas of creation where the wearer is encouraged to layer up with other designs. This season BARBARA I GONGINI is circling around organic forms and shapes, inspired by the Northern Hemisphere. This is visible through the tactility – from raw washed leather over stone washed garments and cold dyed items. Light cotton, raw linen, soft leather and longhaired wool play a significant role in the collection. Dusty tones, chalky-coated surfaces and ash tones break through the monochromatic color palette, thus details and specific elements hit the eye instantly. A graphic landscape in formation. A sent of the North.
BARBARA I GONGINI AW17 designs as well as handcrafted items to dress up and down. The danish hairstylists Søren Bach and Joekim Davie Lenny Nielsen are creating looks, transforming from the pure and vulnerable skin to outrageous leather shapes and headpieces. It is a circular process of upgrading and downgrading the look in synergy with the style of the clothes.