Kær marries core Danish design principles with Brooklyn-based urbanity. From her headquarters overlooking Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NYC, designer Marianne Møllman brings nature’s ever-changing beauty to her garments. By day, the designer heads up the research department at the Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning human rights organization Physicians for Human Rights. For her, designing is an outlet for the stress that comes with her job. This Spring, Kær released the second collection of contemporary floral dresses and jackets called Flower Power at Brooklyn Fashion Week. We got to catch up with Marianne at the Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint Brooklyn and get a behind-the-scenes first look at her collection pre-runway (see video above).
The show began at around 7:30 pm….See our glimpse of the night below.
Kær was the first to walk. the first garment that walked down the runway was a sleeveless billowy dress with a print of anemones from Marianne’s mother’s garden. Kær’s entire collection was a cohesive story – not something that could be said of all the collections. Most of the garments had images of flowers from her mother’s garden. She was thoughtful about colors, though. This is a winter collection so her tones were muted and soft. As she explained in our backstage interview she wanted to imprint the “memories of the flowers” or reflections onto her garments. Nature, for her, is a form of restoration and that is apparent in every single piece of her collection.
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