mandag den 29. juli 2013


Text: Line Jarde

Stella Magazine had a chat with the Danish fashion designer Mette Julie Bundgaard Nielsen, whos behind the amazing couture brand BUNDGAARDN I E L S E N  
BUNDGAARDN I E L S E N create high quality performing design, based on aesthetic sustainability and neo modernism.  During the Copenhagen fashion week,                
BUNDGAARDN I E L S E N will exhibit her Couture exhibition - KUBIK, at the tradefair    
DEFINING SCANDINAVIA   in Øksnehallen - 08.08.2013 - 11.08.2013

What are you working on at the moment?

An exiting venture visit from Japan.
A big Nordic Expo with my sustainable couture – travelling 4 nordic countries over the next 2 years..
The couture exhibition KUBIK, launching at the Copenhagen Fashion Week in collaboration with Defining Scandinavia.
The new ready to wear collection.

How would you describe your design?
BUNDGAARDN I E L S E N is a women wears label focusing on
creating high quality design based on and neo-modernism, aesthetic sustainability and craftsmanship.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the arts, philosophy, history, people, nature and so on.
But there is one general approach to all this that inspires me and that is contrasts and contradictions, and I often tend to work in the schism of this two-phased paragraph of:
How simple can you make it? vs. how complex does it have to be?

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A butcher or a lawyer.

Why ? 
Butcher because I loved raw meat as a child, and a Lawyer because I loved the piece suits uniforms they are in habit of wearing.

I guess this early love for the piece suit has played a big part in me becoming a fashion designer. I still have a great love for the classic suit, the details, craftsmanship behind and the beautiful materials used.

Who are your heroes and why?

The little Pakistan girl Malala, which stood up for equal rights of education, and got shot by the Taliban.
I absolutely despise injustice and therefore I find her work so important and courageous, and I hope she will receive the Nobel prize.

What are your future projects?
I am working on ideas for the next couture collection, and I am quite exited about it. I want to involve even more hand made crafts into my work,
for example weaving and embroidery.

Another future plan is working towards getting more established in a international context.

Also I want to make a project with Cindy Sherman.

What is the most beautiful thing you can think of?

My son and big love Marlon. 

What is your best summer memories from your childhood?

I have many good summer memories, but what comes into mind, is a summer night drive under the starring sky.
Me laying in the back of the car with my sister sleeping next to me, while my mother was driving.
I loved seeing the stars and city lights pass by in the dark as I listened to the quiet humming of the car.

What is your favorite dessert and why?

Freshly handpicked strawberrys. That is the perfect summer dessert.

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