Rainy Day Wear
Launching this spring in the UK is the Norwegian brand BRGN with its totally waterproof outerwear for men and women that is stylish enough to wear when not raining. Fonded six years ago in Bergen – famously one of the wettest places in the world – by two friends Karine Lunde, a design graduate, and Ros-Mari Gaundal with business experience, they decided on one of their many walks up Mount Floyen overlooking Bergen to create clothing that was modish and waterproof and not the usual typical Norwegian rainwear. BRGN combines the practicality and performance of sportswear, with the aesthetics of a fashion label. Though available only online for Irish customers, there is an Irish angle as BRGN is involved with the sponsorship of the International Beckett festival in July in Enniskillen.