February 7, 2019

Our Legacy’s showroom in Paris

a few words with Christopher Nying, creative director and co-founder of Our Legacy

Words Nora Hagdahl

Photos Nora Hagdahl

Model Daniil Kotlyar

NH

Tell the story of Chambre Séparée – your Fall 19 collection.

CN

We explored the contrast of kids dressing up and partying in conservative environments, with trashed garments showing the collateral damage that follows; patterns of crushed vases, wrinkled dresses and cracked leather shoes. Getting stuck with your shirt and yanking it, ripping the fabric in the process. Equal parts decadence and youthful ignorance. Brats in chambre séparée, young adults inadvertently reforming fine clothing.

NH

Spring 2019 was your first collection including women’s clothes. After 11 years of being in men’s fashion, is there any difference making clothes for women or moving into women fashion?

CN

We have tried to not have the “men’s world” in mind too much, but of course materials we have developed over the years and constructions from the classic- and relatively stereotypical men’s clothing universe are found within the women’s offering as well. Our idea has always been to try to downplay the stereotypical “men’s world categories” and that attitude remains even when we create a women’s collection. Our first garment for the women’s spring 2019 collection is a pigment dyed linen dress, our interpretation of toning down the stereotypical evening dress and make it more raw and rough.

" ... patterns of crushed vases, wrinkled dresses and cracked leather shoes ..."

NH

Who is the person you imagining wearing your clothes?

CN

The men who buy Our Legacy are very varied and we hope this can be reflected also in the women’s consumer. We never push a specific look, instead our collections are wide and it allows many types of styles and bodies to find something with us. We usually say that we provide a new palette every season, but it is up to each individual to create their personal interpretation, their own Our Legacy.