BARBARA I GONGINI is a Faroese brand, founded in 2005 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The collections present a different take on Nordic garments, derived from a conceptual approach towards fashion design. The specific construction process is aimed at crafting garments eloquently suitable for both men and women. Structural forms are challenged and experimental pattern-making shape a solemn backdrop for contemporary tailoring.
The design process is comprised of artistically responsible exercises with a particular focus on sustainability. BARBARA I GONGINI aims to contribute to local and global responsibility by pushing the boundaries of ethical fashion, hence BARBARA I GONGINI has been given special recognition for novel denim creations in the Denim Challenge advocated by Copenhagen Fashion Summit, 2014. The understated yet innovative collections are simplistic with subtle intricacies. A meticulous creative process can be doted as rather numerical, where design is based on continuous evolvement rather than sheer renewal and instant dismissal.
BARBARA I GONGINI embraces Nordic high-end craftsmanship irreverently. The MAN and WOMAN collections include strong geometric cuts and soft ovoid silhouettes, focusing on the versatility of traditional tailoring. Expression and championing the power of the individual are central in the conception of each garment. Wearers are encouraged to interact and close forms by selective personalization of the silhouettes. BARBARA I GONGINI collections are aimed, with its timeless and minimalistic DNA and functionality, to a broad audience, regardless the sex, from the young to the everlasting age customer.
The designer behind the brand, Barbara í Gongini was born in the cinematic Faroe Islands and graduated in 1996 from Denmark’s School of Design at the Institute of Unica Design. Ever since, she has developed her vision as part of a pensive dialogue between design, form and function.
Next to this, Barbara í Gongini, is an active participant in the Nordic art discourse, working interdisciplinary in close collaboration with various artists in film, music and photography. This indirectly sets an reflective tone for her creative process. In turn, her work has been featured by artisans across borders in the spirit of her collaborative nature, in a myriad of different shapes with various purposes.