It seems that Stine Goya was destined for a career in fashion. Throughout her school years, she was making clothes for herself. Later, she worked as a professional model until her move to London inspired her to take the plunge and become a designer. And so she did. Stine Goya graduated from Central Saint Martins with a degree in fashion and print in 2005. A year later her eponymous Copenhagen-based label was born.
What lies at the core of Stine Goya’s design philosophy is her commitment to creating clothing and accessories that encourage women to display their individuality, empowering them to exude confidence. And although the designer’s inspirations vary from art and music to architecture and everything in between, her signature touch is so distinctive, you can’t mistake Stine’s pieces for anyone else’s.
Her silhouettes are elegant, yet very modern, feminine, yet not overtly so. With artful prints (created by Ms. Goya herself), on-point tailoring, and a color palette known for mixing vibrant brights with powder pastels, the label is a favoured by stylish free-spirited women who like to express themselves through cosmopolitan clothing. Balancing between sensual and spunky, the brand’s long flowy frocks and printed shift dresses, figure-flattering pants and structural jackets can easily become staples of any fashion faithful’s wardrobe. Not to be overlooked are the artistic scarves, the architectural accessories and the chic footwear that allow you to step out in style.
Stine Goya wants to influence the direction of Scandinavian fashion – an effort that has been duly rewarded. In 2009, the brand received the Best Upcoming Designer prize at the DANSK Fashion Awards, and in 2011, they won Danish Designer of the Year at the Costumes Awards. And while the fashion world eagerly awaits the reveal of the label’s newest collection, their items are sold in more than 90 stores in 25 countries worldwide, and are soon to make a splash this side of the pond.