A crushed cigarette, milk spilled across the table, a discarded bite of bread—the art of the unfinished.
Lovechild 1979’s Spring/Summer 2024 “Sensitive Standards” collection explores the world of art, drawing inspiration from, Lovechild 1979’s creative director, Mia Kappelgaard’s favorite photographer, Irving Penn.
While one could argue that traces of influence might be traced to Penn’s “Portraits in a Corner,” Kappelgaard specifically attributes inspiration from Penn’s still life photography through the raw, unpolished quality of his photography.
Within the collection, Lovechild 1979 established an unfinished aesthetic, employing raw edges to convey a sense of authenticity by incorporating merino wool and crisp cotton.
Contrasting with the vibrant hues of their previous Spring/Summer collection, this year, Lovechild 1979 embraces a palette of elevated neutrals, seamlessly harmonizing with Penn’s penchant for neutral-toned photography.
The Spring Summer 2024 collection centers around the quintessential woman—a figure of proficiency, imagination, self-reflection, and sophistication. The collection sculpts armor that draws attention—beckoning a slow study of its form and texture, much like Penn’s still-life images.
Through elongated torsos, flowing dresses, and the baggy fit, the collection allows for the character of the textile to take center stage. Reimagining clothes that tightly hug the curves of a woman’s body, the collection finds beauty in the feeling and drapery of fabric.
Rather than searching for perfection, Lovechild 1979 embraces the intrinsic artistry of imperfection and channels it through clothing.