Meet Rasmus Bak, the co-founder of Libertine-Libertine!
Libertine-Libertine was founded in the summer of 2009 in Copenhagen by Rasmus Bak, Pernille Schwarz, and Peter Ovesen. Since then, the brand has established a highly commendable reputation for its effortless aesthetics and perfect balance between simplicity and sophistication.
We sat down with Rasmus for a chat about the thoughts behind Libertine-Libertine and his favorite spots for art and food.
Libertine-Libertine has always been a somewhat unique brand on the Scandinavian fashion scene, with your strong use of colors, prints, and wider silhouettes. What is the driving force and thoughts behind the brand?
We had the urge to launch a brand and company based on intuition and existentialist values, and a platform where we could realize our love for high quality products, manufactured in Europe. I like the thought of having a free-spirited, free-floating brand and company that refuses to get pigeonholed. That main ambition is still the same.
We are a team of idea addicts who have great interest in exploring what can be done in the fields of contrasts aestethically.
When you’re not working hard at the Libertine-Libertine office, you’re one half of the band ‘DEATH HAS NOT DOMINION’ and an avid collector of art. What are some of your favorite spots for food, music, drinks, and art in Copenhagen?
Yeah, music and art is of great importance to me, and both serve as a terrific take off for drinking wine and eating good food.
In Copenhagen I particularly enjoy Mangia for the great italian food and impeccable atmosphere, Geist for their uplifiting and very specific food crafted by master-chef Bo Bech. Charlottenborg, V1 Gallery and Louisiana for art and essential elbow space and room for thoughts.
When you are at Revolver, do you have any favorite exhibitors and friends you always make sure to stop by?
Revovler has succeeded in providing a kind of festival atmosphere where you browse around meeting old friends and colleagues, clients and occasionally an asshole or two. Of course with some seriousness involved – I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thank you Rasmus – We’re looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the Libertine-Libertine team at Revolver!