By Malene Birger
The recipient of numerous Danish design awards, Malene Birger has been hailed as the “Queen of Fashion in Copenhagen.” Since its beginning in 2003, her line, By Malene Birger, has vowed to marry the contemporary with classic. The driving concept is to collect the finest nuances of modernism and combine them with traditional workmanship. The result is what she calls a look from the past transposed into the future. After passing the creative torch to designer Christina Exsteen, Birger maintains a position as Danish ambassador for Unicef. Each season the label designates special pieces from which the proceeds go to children in need.