Peter Jensen’s Muses take Designmuseum Danmark

  The dethroned ice-skating princess, Tonya Harding, is one of fashion designer Peter Jensen’s five muses selected= 

The Danish fashion designer, Peter Jensen, is fascinated by charismatic women.
His fascination has lead to his collections being inspired by a universe created around a muse; a strong, extraordinary – and often quite edgy – woman.
Designmuseum Danmark celebrates the ten year anniversary of the designer’s brand, Peter Jensen, with an exhibition showcasing five of his muses.
 

Strong and Extraordinary Women
“I’ve had over 20 different muses since 2001. They are always strong women, some of them are somewhat surprising choices for fashion muses, and some of them have had rather unfortunate fates…,” says the Danish fashion designer, Peter Jensen.
Peter Jensen graduated from the internationally acclaimed school of design, Central Saint Martins in London, in 1999. He employed a muse for the first time for his graduation show, and when he started a fashion brand in his own name it seemed obvious to continue working with muses.
The extraordinary muses and their stories have ensured him an impressive list of international clients and a three-year grant from the Danish Arts Council in 2009. He is the first fashion designer to win this grant as it is usually bestowed upon fine artists. 

Peter Jensen’s aunt Jytte from Greenland was the muse for his A/W 2009-collection.
Scandinavian viewers will notice that the soundtrack for the fashion show (set in London) features a remix of Danish soft rock-diva, Anne Linnet, emphasizing the designer’s love of strong, iconic women. 

Peter Jensen’s Muses take Designmuseum Danmark
Designmuseum Danmark celebrates the ten year anniversary of the designer’s brand, Peter Jensen, with an exhibition showing the personalities and temperaments of five selected muses. The exhibited muses range from his aunt Jytte from Greenland to the failed ice skating-princess, Tonya Harding.
In addition to clothing and accessories the exhibition will show photography, sketches and live recordings of fashion shows. 

“My muses are always strong women, some of them are somewhat surprising choices for fashion muses, and some of them have had rather unfortunate fates...,” says the Danish fashion designer, Peter Jensen.

“My muses are always strong women, some of them are somewhat surprising choices for fashion muses, and some of them have had rather unfortunate fates...,” says the Danish fashion designer, Peter Jensen.

Launch of Retrospective Showcase
The opening of the exhibition will see the launch of a 300-pages retrospective book about Peter Jensen’s muses, titled “Peter Jensen &…”.
“Peter Jensen &…” is published by Åbäcke, a graphic design team which has worked with Peter Jensen throughout his career.  The book will feature in-depth essays by Emily King, Design Director at the magazine Frieze, and interviews by Susannah Frankel, Fashion Editor at British daily, The Independent. 

Event: Peter Jensen’s Muses
When: Friday 5 August to Sunday 30 October, Tuesday-Sunday – 11 am-5 pm
Where: Designmuseum Danmark, Bredgade 68, Copenhagen K
Price: DKK 60 (under 18 years: free). Free admission on Wednesdays. 

More Information about Peter Jensen and Designmuseum Danmark
Find more information about fashion designer, Peter Jensen, renowned for his impeccably produced creations celebrating individuality and mischievous humour, and his exhibition “Peter Jensen’s Muses” at Designmuseum Danmark, Denmark’s national museum for design.
Peter Jensen is represented in stores like Hardware, Nørgaard and Wood Wood in Copenhagen and at Dover Street Market in London.
And remember Designmuseum Danmark is a leisurely 15 minute bike ride from Avenue Hotel

Photos by Paul Bliss

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