Whistles Muse: Bjork


With a wardrobe as experimental as her music, Bjork’s visionary style continually blurs the lines between art and fashion, concept and commercial.

When she burst onto the UK pop scene with her cover of ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ in 1995, the Icelandic singer favoured cropped fluffy jumpers, satin mini-dresses and shrunken tee’s, her own sugary take on casual 90s dressing. As her career progressed, so did her exploration into conceptual dressing and her wardrobe became a mash-up of colour, texture and cultural references.

The ‘Swan Dress’, designed by Marjan Pejoski, is perhaps Bjork’s most memorable look to date. In 2001, the singer famously mimicked laying an egg on the red carpet before entering the Academy Awards and performing ‘Ive Seen it All’, a duet she co-produced with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

For an ultra wearable take on Bjork’s idiosyncratic style, couple dramatic texture with a palette of bright white and powdery pastels. Our Montaniita Tassel Culottes will work well paired with the Linen Split Hem T-shirt. While the cold weather continues, super soft mohair knits and snug fur outerwear are key. Tactile and capacious, our Kumiko Short Faux Fur Coat and Virginia Sheepskin Coat offer a beeline to Bjork’s eccentric style.

Don’t miss the newly released Spring and Summer issue of The Gentlewoman, which features Bjork as it’s cover star. Bjork’s new album, Vulnicura, is available on iTunes now.