Barbara í Gongini Spring 2015
Barbara í Gongini is anomalous in many ways. She was born in the Faroe Islands (between the UK and Iceland, loosely governed by Denmark), draws from a mix of Nordic and Italian influences, and aims to be a fully sustainable label.
To the last point, she abhors mass consumption and expects her pieces to hang in closets much longer than one season; she only uses byproducts of the leather and fur manufacturing process; and she maintains that the collections are unisex, for more mileage.
That is how her spring 15 collection, just shown at Copenhagen Fashion Week, should be viewed. In other words, she’s not your typical black-on-black leatherwear designer…