Anine Bing and Helena Christensen join forces to create a wardrobe for a woman who is stylish at every age. Period.
As a young editor working at a fashion glossy in New York City, I remember one of my toughest assignments being the “style at any age” column. The team and I would meet in the fashion closet, surrounded by racks of the newest designer clothing and accessories, and assign a seasonal wardrobe for women in their “20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.” Our goal as editors was to present readers with an age-appropriate and stylish solution to getting old, a reality that seemed so… distant.
Well, I am pleased to say that for me the future is now, and the answer to how I want to dress in my 40s is crystal clear: exactly as I damn well please. I have come across kindred spirits (the moms in cutoff shorts at pickup) and haters (the moms giving side eye to the moms in cutoff shorts at pickup). I have built a wardrobe that reflects a personal style honed and tweaked over the years. And I have many style icons to thank for getting me to where I am today.
Two of those icons are Helena Christensen and Anine Bing. The Danish supermodel and Danish influencer/designer recently joined forces on a capsule collection for the holidays that defies ageist expectations (available online at aninebing.com/collections) There are bodysuits, jumpsuits, clutches and jeans that are as cool for my mom as they are for me, as they are for my 20-year-old intern. Sure, we might style the pieces differently or pull them out for different occasions—but that’s OK. Because we are all playing by our own rules.
The ANINE BING x Helena Christensen Collection is available at the Anine Bing Miami Design District Boutique and aninebing.com
Photography by: photos courtesy of anine bing