Helena Christensen collaborates with Anine Bing on clothing collection

Following the success of their first outing, Helena Christensen has teamed up with Danish-born, LA-based designer Anine Bing on a second clothing collection – which has just landed in stores.

Christensen has long been a fan of the brand, she tells us, explaining that she’s been shopping at the Anine Bing store near her New York apartment for years. “It’s actually where Anine and I first met; we just hit it off straight away,” she says. “There are a lot of common interests, from our Danish heritage to art, photography and of course – fashion. The collaboration is something we’ve been talking about for a while and I’m really excited that it’s finally here!”

Of course, years of modelling and experience wearing the finest of fashion has given Christensen the perfect base from which to launch a clothing design project. “More and more I am incredibly appreciative of all the knowledge I have absorbed during my years in the business,” she explains. “In fact, I appreciate it even more now than I ever did. I realise I have been part of fashion history in a way that hardly anyone is; I’ve been so close to the real magic behind it all. I have learned so much from all the masters, the designers, the seamstresses, the photographers, the beauty teams, the creative teams. It’s been the most incredible education.”

The capsule collection features a mix of relaxed, easy-wear separates, basics and soft tailoring – all in a monochrome colour palette, making styling the pieces beautifully simple. And, of course, they are all items that could have come straight out of the supermodel’s personal wardrobe.

“I never really know how to describe my personal style,” she muses. “I think because it isn’t a certain style per se, more of a peculiar mix of all different kinds of styles. I think the fact that my mother is from Peru and my father is from Denmark has given me a love for quirky mixes. I really love organic, fluid lines and shapeless, comfortable designs, but I am also totally drawn to anything colourful – a mix of flowers and patterns, all different kinds of fabrics mixed together, and layers upon layers. Both Anine and I wanted our Scandinavian heritage to clearly shine through so that side was downplayed a little for this collection.”

So what have the unprecedented events of this year taught the model about style?

It’s funny because being in quarantine for so many months I realised that at home is such a secret place, a place where you can feel comfortable, cosy, safe and warm,” she tells us. “The way you decorate your home is such a personal extension of who you are. That whole period became all about my space and being close to nature – not so much about clothing style. I think we all ended up in soft, fluffy clothing pieces; just to feel safe and embraced.”

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Helena Christensen releasing 90s inspired clothing collection



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Helena Christensen has teamed up with Anine Bing to launching a 1990s-inspired clothing line.

The 51-year-old Danish supermodel – who was one of the biggest catwalk stars of that decade – has worked with the designer, who is also from Denmark, to create an 11-piece capsule collection that is directly influenced by the style of that era,

Helena admits she only has “amazing” memories of that time and thinks the fashion for women during the 90s was unique and “powerful”.

Speaking to WWD, she said: “It was such a great time period for fashion. I only had amazing experiences from that time. I feel that the way women dressed at that time had a powerful feeling to it. There was a businesswoman aspect but in a laid-back way.”

The collection is to be released on November 10 and is comprised of T-shirts, tailoring, jeans, a bodysuit and a silk jumpsuit, and is priced from $99 (£75) to $499 (£380).

Helena and Anine worked on the range for over a year and overcame any challenges of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic by having meetings over Zoom and visiting each other at their homes.

Discussing the creative process, Helena said: “We just both brainstormed ideas of our own personal style and found a middle ground of what could work for both of us.”

Anine added: “She’s a little more experimental, a little more bohemian, relaxed in a way. I’m maybe a little more classic, but I also love rock ‘n’ roll. We tried to tie those two together.

“It’s been a super tough year for all of us, right, including myself. It’s been a wild year and a rollercoaster and super hard. I have many days being home crying, trying to figure out how to do this. And also being a mom, you know, doing homeschooling while designing and trying to run this company with so many employees.

“With that said, my goal with designing is to empower women, and I think that’s more important than ever that we feel strong and confident and believe in ourselves and be here for a better change.

“So, hopefully with this collaboration and my whole collection in general, I hope and think I will continue to empower women and feel like their best version of themselves during this crazy time. I’m a positive person, and I try to look positive on everything, even though it can be hard.”

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Helena Christensen | Helena Christensen releasing 90s inspired clothing collection

Helena Christensen has teamed up with Anine Bing to launching a 1990s-inspired clothing line.

The 51-year-old Danish supermodel – who was one of the biggest catwalk stars of that decade – has worked with the designer, who is also from Denmark, to create an 11-piece capsule collection that is directly influenced by the style of that era,

Helena admits she only has “amazing” memories of that time and thinks the fashion for women during the 90s was unique and “powerful”.

Speaking to WWD, she said: “It was such a great time period for fashion. I only had amazing experiences from that time. I feel that the way women dressed at that time had a powerful feeling to it. There was a businesswoman aspect but in a laid-back way.”

The collection is to be released on November 10 and is comprised of T-shirts, tailoring, jeans, a bodysuit and a silk jumpsuit, and is priced from $99 (£75) to $499 (£380).

Helena and Anine worked on the range for over a year and overcame any challenges of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic by having meetings over Zoom and visiting each other at their homes.

Discussing the creative process, Helena said: “We just both brainstormed ideas of our own personal style and found a middle ground of what could work for both of us.”

Anine added: “She’s a little more experimental, a little more bohemian, relaxed in a way. I’m maybe a little more classic, but I also love rock ‘n’ roll. We tried to tie those two together.

“It’s been a super tough year for all of us, right, including myself. It’s been a wild year and a rollercoaster and super hard. I have many days being home crying, trying to figure out how to do this. And also being a mom, you know, doing homeschooling while designing and trying to run this company with so many employees.

“With that said, my goal with designing is to empower women, and I think that’s more important than ever that we feel strong and confident and believe in ourselves and be here for a better change.

“So, hopefully with this collaboration and my whole collection in general, I hope and think I will continue to empower women and feel like their best version of themselves during this crazy time. I’m a positive person, and I try to look positive on everything, even though it can be hard.”

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Helena Christensen launches ’90s-inspired clothing line with Anine Bing



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Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen is launching a ’90s-inspired clothing line with Anine Bing.

The Danish supermodel has partnered with the Danish designer for an 11-piece capsule collection that combined their mutual affection for vintage clothing and fashion from the ’90s.

“It was such a great time period for fashion,” Christensen told WWD. “I only had amazing experiences from that time. I feel that the way women dressed at that time had a powerful feeling to it. There was a businesswoman aspect but in a laid-back way.”

The collection, which will be released on 10 November, features T-shirts, jeans, a bodysuit, tailoring, and a silk jumpsuit, and is priced from $99 (£75) to $499 (£380).

Christensen and Bing worked for more than a year on the line and managed to deal with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic by holding conference calls over Zoom and going to each other’s houses to try on the collection.

They travelled to Scandinavia to shoot the campaign images, and the 51-year-old model is overjoyed that they managed to create pieces that reflect both their personalities.

“We just both brainstormed ideas of our own personal style and found a middle ground of what could work for both of us,” Christensen explained.

“She’s a little more experimental, a little more bohemian, relaxed in a way,” Bing added. “I’m maybe a little more classic, but I also love rock ‘n’ roll. We tried to tie those two together.”

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