The AW collection from Danish designer Barbara I Gongini aims to take our perceptions of Nordic fashion and turn them on their heads. A graduate from the School of Design in Denmark, it has always been the designer’s vision to merge mens and womenswear, to open up a dialogue between design, form and function. Black has always been at the forefront of the brand’s aesthetic and continues to be the shade that informs the winter collection. Texture is the key to creating pieces that are different, interesting but still wearable. Contemporary tailoring is the strength of the range, showcasing best the label’s ability to challenge structural forms and experiment with shape.