WHO WE ARE
From the foundations of historical workwear, Anerkjendt evolves seasonally to capture an independent look and feel that is inspired by garments and silhouettes from a bygone era but with 'modern heritage' a clear and key focus.
From the days of heavy duty denim and overalls in the US through to heavy boots, tough corduroy pants and tough manual working jackets in the UK, workwear fashion has long been on the radar for those looking for heavy duty, resilient and easy-to-wear garments that look stylish, but can importantly stand the test of time - both captured in recent times by the skater and hip hop aesthetics.
With our roots firmly in Denmark, Anerkjendt can too lean back on a heritage of Danish workwear that has derived from industry including fishing, farming, baking and of course factory workers where durable and functional clothing, in terms of fit and fabric were key. Today Anerkjendt offers pieces that fuse heritage styles with a modern twist including the newly introduced padded kimono jacket which features a ripstop, quality stretch fabric for the Autumn Winter 24 season.
“At Anerkjendt we embrace our workwear past and use it to inspire and motivate the brand and our garments as we evolve,” says brand manager Jesper Møller Christiansen. “The pieces can change from season to season, but it’s equally about styling. Styling to be functional and with layers, especially at this time of year.”
With a mindset centred around modern heritage, Anerkjendt is always thinking about how to elevate and add something ’new’ to its pieces. “For the latest AW24 Collection we have a classic workwear fatigue pant for example, but it carries a modern rib stop quality," adds Jesper Christiansen. “We also have a classic parka in our collection, but it’s made with taped seams in a fully functional fabric.”
With a commitment to quality and with our heart firmly in Denmark, Anerkjendt is proud to utilise a rich history in workwear to serve as a platform to create. “Danish workwear should always be a source of inspiration for us to be used as a key reference in our storytelling,” says Jesper Christiansen.