Upon graduation from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and after having been invited and sponsored by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana to show her graduation collection 'Dress me till I disappear in Better Beauty' in the Italian Haute Couture Fashion Week, Martine Jarlgaard was hired to work with Vivienne Westwood, where she headed the Vivienne Westwood Red Label.
Following this Martine worked with All Saints in London and as Head of Diesel Female Apparel in Italy before returning to London to launch her eponymous luxury label; Martine Jarlgaard London.
The sculptural silhouettes of luxury brand Martine Jarlgaard London come from a hybridisation of dressy nostalgia, understated decadence and a relaxed, futuristic language of simplicity. An undefinable balancing between recognisability and minimalist abstraction.
Drawing on Martine's Scandinavian heritage the brand embodies sculptural, timeless sophistication. With a love for luxury materials and flattering silhouettes Martine Jarlgaard London focuses on contemporary elegance and the sublime beauty in lasting quality.
The finely crafted garments are entirely made in Europe and, wherever possible, pieces are labelled with the Italian fabric source mill to create an honest and transparent luxury product.
The SS17 Martine Jarlgaard London collection is made in Europe and consists of organic, recycled, Oeko-Tex certified and Italian luxury mills’ surplus fabrics.
The brand has worked with Centre for Sustainable Fashion, supported by Kering Group and the European Development Fund, for the advancement of ethical and sustainable fashion.
The collection has been shown in British Fashion Council's Emerging Designer's Showroom in London Fashion Week.
Martine Jarlgaard London’s on-schedule London Fashion Week debut in September 2016 was the world’s first mixed reality fashion show in collaboration with Fashion Innovation Agency and tech company DoubleMe in W Hotel in London.