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mfpen, the rising Danish brand helmed by Sigurd Bank, might only be three collections deep, but it’s beginning to make waves beyond its hometown of Copenhagen and the city’s mantra of minimalism.

Though mfpen boasts a distinctly Scandinavian design DNA, with a clear-cut focus on refined staples like cropped pleated trousers or drop-shoulder wool coats, there’s something a little more experimental about Bank’s approach to design. Perhaps it’s the explicit sportswear vein of mfpen’s irregular silhouettes, or its boxy fits, that set the brand apart from its Scandinavian counterparts.

With a background in production, Bank applies a rich knowledge in garment construction to create wholly wearable collections that immediately draw focus to those under-appreciated details such as taping, piping or innovative seam sealing. Standout pieces include collared bomber jackets and ripstop cotton trousers, rendered with expert proportion play and superb fabric selection, for a fresh and masterful update to the ubiquitous athleisure trend that still has the fashion industry in a headlock.

For more fashion coverage from Scandinavia, take a look at Makia’s latest FW17 lookbook celebrating Finnish design heritage.

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  • Photography: Victor Jones
  • Production Design: Frederik Nystrup
Words by Kam Dhillon