We had the good fortune of connecting with Michala Grønkjær and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michala, what inspires you?
I am really inspired by juxtapositions! Natural versus unnatural or feminine versus maskuline. I like to play with traditional juxtapositions in order to either find a balance between the two or put them up against each other to create a clash in perception. This especially shows in my current fascination for fusing old vintage into newly contracted pieces and shapes.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I Graduated with my Masters in Fashion Design from the Royal Danish Academy of Art and Design in 2018 and moved to The States right after. My career path is quite a mix with experience from very different brands such as Marc Jacobs, Bernhard Willhelm, Anna Sui and Yeezy. I’ve been lucky to dive into many different aesthetics and learn from so many different approaches to fashion. Fashion is not just one certain esthetic to me and I think the most important thing I’ve learned in my professional career is to adapt but still keep elements of your own.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh boy. I often play this game with my friends from back home, although knowing that it’s not possible right now. The Touristy must do: – coffee at Ferndale trail – hike up to griffith observatory for view. – dinner at pine and crane (maybe my favorite food in LA) – a drink in the spinning bar at the top of The Westin bonnaventure hotel -or drink at Clifton in one of their ”secret” bars from the 20ies – The Getty center is a must see -The Santa Monica Farmers market – I would keep an eyes out for a GXRLSCHOOL event to impress my friends with or maybe a concert by Jarina De Marco if timing would allow it. She really does some cool shows! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Absolutely! I strongly believe in the collectiveness and have a whole list of people who made GRØNKJÆR possible! To narrow it down though, I would like to highlight copenhagen based Milliner Frida Barfod. We collaborated on the hats for this first collection. Both her personal work and her work for the Royal Danish Theater is beautiful is pretty amazing and absolutely worth checking out.
Photo by: Elise Mesner @lellopepper elisemesner.com Model: May Daniel @Ashy_clown MUA: Cedric Jolivet @Cedricjolivet