Our Creative Director Mathilde Torp Mader was born in Copenhagen in 1979. She studied fashion in London, completing a Masters at Central Saint Martins in 2006. Mathilde then went on to work at Kim Jones and Mulberry in London, Marni in Milan and Sonia Rykiel in Paris.
She joined By Malene Birger in 2017, and this is her first position as Creative Director. Mathilde currently lives in East London, and divides her time between our design studio there and our HQ in Copenhagen.
Mathilde aims to bring Scandinavian design principles —those that marry functionality with aesthetics —to the rest of the world through By Malene Birger. Her clothes are joyful but ultimately wearable —and they are always inclusive, across lifestyles, age groups and time zones.
Every year, she creates four collections of designs to live in.