Five Minutes With Trine Lindegaard

Trine Lindegaard SS2014
When it comes to producing bold colour emanating from culture and experience, Trine Lindegaard knows all about that! A few weeks ago, I sat down for a quick chat with the Denmark native to talk about her men’s fashion brand. 

The Royal College of Art alumna produces a vibrantly artful collection of garments, some of which are varied with patterns or textures of solid hues, whilst others are uniquely embellished. Vogue.com has even tagged the menswear designer as “ones to watch,” and for good reason. 

Her intimate embrace with diverse traditions, particularly from Ghana, was just the fuel she needed to explore and showcase her passion of handwork used throughout her collections. 

The initial design process is all about the fabrics, the gathering of materials and concepts, and eventually transforming them into wearable visuals. However, location does also play a huge role as the brainwave of insight for releasing such meaningful work. 

“I’m very much inspired by where I live in London, being so close to the African market,” Lindegaard said.

Her Spring Summer 2014 collection was one that was generated from her collaborative work with UK prisoners—their touching story and their own art is what also triggered the theme and influence for the line, which was freedom.

 "All of the textiles are quite inspired by the word, ‘freedom,’ but what it means to them, and how the people that I worked with expressed it, and of course the guys in prison haven’t got much freedom at all,” the designer said.

Trine Lindegaard Interview 2013
“I think it’s important to help them maybe find another way in … In a place like London, where you have such big differences and social statuses, not everyone has the chance to go to university. That’s why this subject is so important to me, where as in Denmark everything is a lot more equal. The social system here, I guess is very different to home. It wouldn’t be as important for me to do a project like this in Denmark,” Lindegaard said.

Working together with local weavers during her journey in Ghana was more than edifying. “I think my biggest lesson is to make things easier. I’m always doing things that are too hard to manufacture. That’s my problem right now. There are certain [design] elements that if they can’t do, then I have to do it afterwards, which means it’s too time consuming. ” Lindegaard confessed.  

Well, the journey appears to have been worth it, resulting in men’s garments with a lively vibe. The bracing influence is bold and deeply embedded in the seams. Make way for playful menswear with colour intensity and an almost cautiously animated twist. The attention to detail, the inventive textile techniques, and unique adornments provide only a few reasons to be inspired and intrigued by Lindegaard’s works. 

So, who exactly is the man wearing these threads? It might be anyone. Your neighbour, a friend, or the gent at your local fair trade café because the men buying her garments cannot be summed up in one genre. They like it, they buy it, and wear it proudly! 

“I think it’s any type of guy at the moment. (The target customer) is actually changing quite a bit,” Lindegaard said.

Take a look for yourself! What do you think of Lindegaard’s menswear?

Photos: Courtesy of Trine Lindegaard, edited by Ladyofashion.

View more work from Lindegarrd at www.trinelindegaard.com.

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42 comments

  1. Fab interview doll, I enjoyed it xx

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  2. I do love the patterns of her pieces, and I admire the fact that she was inspired by the word freedom and what it meant to the prisoners. Great feature, Madison:) Hope you're having a good Monday morning.

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  3. Lovely colorful patterns.

    Love it!

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  4. I LOVE all the colors and freedom prints! That last one is definitely super!

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  5. Very interesting and bold patterns!

    Lu,
    http://balgar-ka.tumblr.com

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  6. She is really talented and I like the fact she is inspired by the freedom. The menswear collection is gorgeous, the vibrand and bold colors and patterns just express vitality and happiness. Well done with the interview dear. Happy Monday and have a lovely week ahead! xo

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  7. What a gorgeously vibrant collection and I love the meaningfulness behind Trinne's design inspiration! Great profile Madison!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  8. MISPAPELICOS07 October, 2013

    I love it all for myself, ahhahahha

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  9. kiwifashionblog07 October, 2013

    Whoa, this print and texture are really in! Hey I can never say no to colours! To me, god created hues and we might as well enjoy it :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I really appreciate it!

    http://kiwifashionblog.blogspot.com

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  10. very cool

    www.islandchic77.com

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! :)

    Hayfa

    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  12. Joanna Julia Sokołowska07 October, 2013

    Interesting patterns. Though my bf wouldn't wear such clothes ;)
    Best, Joanna from fashion4ever.pl

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  13. Glam up your Lifestyle08 October, 2013

    Ein gut geführtes Interview. Die Kollektion mag ich, so viele powervolle Farben.

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  14. Rosalind jana08 October, 2013

    What a great introduction to and write up of of a clearly talented and socially aware designer. It's fascinating to learn more about Lindegaard's inspiration behind the collection. Her design ethos makes for vibrant (in every sense of the word) menswear

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  15. Wow!!! So lovely..Fashion is going places.This actually kente,you know? Love it so much...

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  16. Diana Horsfall08 October, 2013

    it looks awesome http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  17. Erika Sorocco08 October, 2013

    I have to say that I am absolutely digging this collection - the colors are brilliant! :)

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  18. ElleSees.blogspot.com08 October, 2013

    i found this really interesting--i like learning new-to-me things, even if it's not my style (well, it's for men, but you get me!)

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  19. I am completely charmed by these jazzy prints, fabulously eye-catching! Many Thanks for your kind comments on my last post.

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  20. Great feature! Loving the brights.

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  21. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!

    She is so talented, love her colourful designs!

    Have the best day ever,
    -Kati

    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

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  22. Thank you dear <3
    This is so cute!! I like boys with style :D



    http://lola-finn.blogspot.de

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  23. Dressed with soul08 October, 2013

    LIebe Madison, mir gefallen die Looks, sie sind so schön bunt und modern. Ich glaube, meinem Mann würden sie nicht stehen, aber ich denke, sie würden gut an unserem Sohn aussehen. Nur würde unser Sohn wahrscheinlich nicht so bunte Farben tragen wollen :) Schade, dass Männer hier bei uns meistens blau, weiß, grau und schwarz tragen ...

    Vielen Dank für die Vorstellung!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  24. Punctuation Mark08 October, 2013

    Very cool!!!

    thepunctuationmark.com

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  25. Haha, yes, indeed. Thanks for reading Kim.

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  26. Thanks Roz for your comment. I really enjoyed her designs as well.

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  27. Vielen Dank Cla! LG, xx /Madison :-)

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  28. :-) Yes, that thought crossed my mind on a piece or two. xx/Madison

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  29. Thank you for reading and commenting Rowena. Glad that you liked it too!

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  30. Thanks Kizzy! I really appreciate you taking the time to read the interview. x

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  31. :-) I thought so as well! Thank you for visitng.

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  32. :) Thanks Elle. Yes, the entire collection and her works are very interesting.

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  33. Hi Joanna, haha, yes, I understand Bold hues aren't for everyone, although these I do love myself. :) Thanks!

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  34. Thanks Emmy. So glad that you were able to read the feature. xx/Madison

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  35. Yes, the fabrics are all from ghana primarily. Thanks for your comment Madara. :-)

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  36. We are connected. I love colours too, so much! Thank you for reading.

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  37. I'm happy that you also liked the feature and collection Lilli. Thank you!

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  38. Liebe Rena,
    Hi, Ich verstehe, ja oft Männer nicht tragen wie helle Farben, aber diese ist kollektion so anders und vielleicht für einen jüngeren Mann, lol. :-) Danke für das Lesen. xxoo
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison

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  39. Nilu Yuleena Thapa10 October, 2013

    These are lovely! Love the colors in the designs!

    Love Nyt,

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