Just who exactly is the latest designer on the block? Helena Christensen is a well-known Danish fashion model and photographer. At the age of 46 she still looks as spectacular as she did when named the Victoria’s Secret Angel and beauty queen in her older days. She has been serving as creative director for Nylon magazine for the last bit, and considering her age, we know that it was about time the model would turn to designing her own pieces. After so many years of experience on the runway herself, it only made sense. With her Danish father and Peruvian mother, it is no wonder she looks as incredible as she does, even when she nears her half-century mark. In 1986, Christensen took home the Miss Denmark crown and represented her country in Miss Universe.
Recently, Christensen had teamed up with a company called Skagen to put together a jewellery collection, and not it appears that she is collaborating with a rather famous Danish fashion brand named InWear. This isn’t her first time designing anything, but it is the first line of women’s clothing other than the hosiery she created for Triumph in 2012 and the vintage style of apparel sold in her mother’s boutique. This is an incredible venture for the gorgeous lady and we cannot wait to have a good taste of the InWear by Helena Christensen capsule collection that is set to release during the middle of October. There will be 20 pieces to take on the feminine silhouette and cloak it in the especially unique style that makes up Helena Christensen.
Helena Christensen has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W, etc., while also taking part in campaigns for Revlon, Lanvin, Chanel, Versace, Prada, Valentino, Hermes, etc. She is remembered for appeared on a poster in Times Square, bare bodies except for a strategically placed banana leaf. That is quite the smoking image to have in mind.
Christensen is no stranger to InWear and has already worked with the label early on in her career. This move simply made sense to her in more ways than one. She states, “I feel that the collaboration is prosperous for us both, as I can add a personal dimension to InWear, and InWear’s design team can teach me much more about the design process. One of my first jobs as a model was for InWear, and now I am working for them again, but in a new and interesting way. This makes sense and feels right.” Of course, that only makes us happier at the end and we enjoy the moment we get to welcome a former supermodel into the designer fold and embrace her, knowing full well that the next few decades of her life will be spent creating pieces with women like us kept firmly in mind. After all, we all have to start somewhere and it appears that Christensen’s career has come full circle, only this time she has a stronger foothold and decades of experience to back her up as she brings her unique creativity to life.