Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard is an experienced artistic director who lives and works in Paris and who is primarily known for blurring the boundaries between couture and ready-to-wear. Founded on craftsmanship, an obsession with textiles, meticulous attention to detail, her eponymous atelier holds a strong focus on technical sensibility while uniting art, fashion and subversion.
Bjerregaard started in fashion by working on a project with Lady Gaga in 2010 and went on to study tailoring at the Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design under director Christina Beckman. She has worked and interned with multiple designers such as Dennis Lyngsø, Anne Sofie Madsen, Asger Juel Larsen and Eckhaus Latta. In the summer of 2015, she studied knitwear at Central Saint Martins in London under Professor Sarah Gresty.
Bjerregaard launched her namesake womenswear brand in France in 2021 and in June same year she had her much anticipated runway debut during Couture Week with supermodel May Andersen walking the show and music score by producer Rune Rask. A few months later Bjerregaard favored her home country and debuted digitally on the official calendar at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Earlier that year, she was shortlisted as a finalist at the 2021 Zalando Sustainability Awards which she withdrew fro due to Covid-19. Later she was a finalist at the 2021 Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize.
In March 2022 Bjerregaard debuted her first ready-to-wear collection marking this her second runway show with trans activist and Diesel muse Ella Snyder walking the runway with a score composed by producer Rune Rask. Same year Bjerregaard was nominated as ”Name of the Year” at the ELLE Awards.
In February 2023 she followed up with her third show and debuted her first artisanal ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week at 35/37 scored by Red Bull Music Academy’s A Portal to Jump Through. Included in this cast was BoF500 model Aweng Ade-Chuol.
Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard is best known for her textile expertise and artistic knitwear, although in an interview with Dazed and Confused, Bjerregaard stated that she ”felt the need to break out of the knitwear label that’s been put on her name”, asserting that her brand was not a knitwear label and demonstrating this through her runway collections. She is also known for her zero-waste policy and sustainability approaches that has been a pillar of the brand since the beginning. Because of this, she has participated in panel discussions on behalf of Institut Français on the use of deadstock and upcycled fibres in couture and is working with LVMH company Nona Source on sourcing. Louise actively engages younger generations on her practice and methods through masterclasses.
Besides her brand, Bjerregaard occasionally works as artistic advisor and consultant. She is represented by French fashion lawyer Mme Claire de Chassey.
Aside from her work in fashion, Bjerregaard has worked with installations, moving image and performances, and this aspect of her work has been featured at several institutions including Maison du Danemark, the National Gallery of Denmark, Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst and Moderna Museet in Malmö.
Currently on display:
“Super High-End Underground”, Nikolaj Kunsthal (DK) 10.02.2024 - 29.07.2024
"Liminal Objects. Contemporary Critical Fashion", Le Bicolore (FR) 22.03.2024 - 19.05.2024.
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