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THE DESIGNER CHAT: LEXINGTON

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Kristina Lindhe

For this season Lexington is adressing women and men with inspiration from the city life in Brooklyn and weekend stays in the Hamptons.

Describe your design in three words.
“Classic, stylish with an fashion twist and great quality.”

What’s your style philosophy?
“Classic with a twist – love to mix classic items with fashion items, like a knitted sweater in a modern cut with a classic white shirt – that’s what I call Casual luxury.”

Is there a symbol that would represent you?
“I would not say a symbol, it’s more of a sense. High quality garment is so important for us, and that makes a difference when you wear it! I would say that that is our symbol or maybe significant for
Lexington.”

Where did the initial concept for your brand come from?
“I always loved the American east coast and the interior style from this particular area. I realized there was a gap in the market place and got the idea started. We are a lifestyle brand, so it feels very natural to be able to offer both fashion and interior.”

What’s your label’s signature pieces?
“The perfect cotton oxford shirt, the cashmere/cotton blend sweater and the tailored outerwear. For women’s wear I have a personal favorite for this season– a white tuxedo!”

Going forward, what direction will the brand take?
“We will stay true to our origin, which includes classic items with a clear fashion twist.”

Who are your style icons?
“When we started Lexington 1997, I was very influenced by Caroline Basset Kennedy. She died very tragically in an accident, so I couldn’t refer to her for many years. Now, after 20 years, I feel that I can mention her again, and if you look at her style, it’s truly up to date.”

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
“I meet a lot of famous and successful people all the time in my work, which is really fantastic and a privilege, but there is hardly no time for me to socialize with my friends, so I would invite my oldest and closest friends. Maybe mix them, so they meet each other?”

Who would play you in the film of your life?
“I am afraid that that would be the most boring movie, so I guess we need a funny actress? Like Jennifer Lawrence!”

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
“Something creative, I’ve always been creative and had the possibility to create with my hands.”

What is your favourite word?
“Possibilities, because everything actually is possible.”

Which book changed your life and why?
Sömnadslära för nybörjare, I received this in primary school, I learned a lot from it!”

 

See Lexington’s previous collections here