For the show, By Malene Birger opened up their large 18th century mansion in Frederiksberg

Displayed on three floors, the By Malene Birger Fall 2019 runway show showcased the decadence and craftsmanship of the season, including velvet frocks and knitted neck collars. Decadence meets practicality with an outlook inspired by strong women and the art of handicraft.

A large umbrella installation, hung seemingly from the sky, greeted those entering the house.

Creative Director, Mathilde Torp Mader paid homage to Victorian-era dressing, 1980s silhouettes, 70s bohemian details, and the American crafts movement for the Fall 2019 show,  the smaller, more classic space helped to highlight the sophistication behind her designs. Overall, the styling was smart, and the lineup of clothes streamlined. The soft and subtle mixed-print dresses topped with backless sweater-vests didn’t feel too fussy or forced, and a white shearling peacoat worn over cropped wide-leg knit trousers served as evidence of Torp Mader’s ability to create chic, effortless fashion.

Her minimally minded pieces will draw in a substantial international contingent. Torp Mader is solid when it comes to her craft and her point of view, even if she missteps slightly here and there with a playful embellishment or a quirky silhouette.

Enter the adrenaline-filled backstage to get better acquainted with the collection and the looks.