Emerging designer Sofie Ølgaard may be a newcomer to the fashion scene, but she is already snagging the attention of editors and fashionistas. Her year-old namesake line was selected for GenArt's Fresh Faces in Fashion in October 2008 and has been featured in Us Weekly, Lucky Magazine, Daily Candy and more.
Ølgaard's collection is inspired by her Scandinavian roots (she grew up in Denmark and now resides in San Francisco). Her designs are simple, but with playful details. She incorporated an extra-long jumper, knee-length dresses, high-waist pants and skirts, and feminine silhouettes in to her first collection. Her second collection for fall 2009 contains more drapey, universally-flattering dresses. Select pieces are available online at sofieolgaard.com
Ølgaard's spring 2010 line will launch in March. This third collection features aspects seen in her past works (draping and neutral tones) but is slightly more classic and feminine. Here is a sneak peak of what we can expect:
Photos courtesy of Sofie Ølgaard.