Friends Jockum Hallin and Christopher Nying founded Swedish contemporary clothing label Our Legacy in 2004 with the idea of “taking the legacy of previous generations and adapting it to our times and our lives.” In 2005, the two debuted a line of t-shirts inspired by band merchandise and produced in Italy. The labels in the brand’s earliest garments read “1980-81” as a reference to Hallin and Nying’s birth years and as a hint at the era and subcultures that inspire their designs, including skateboarding and Hardcore music. Feeling confined by the minimalist aesthetics Our Legacy had become known for during its first eight years of existence, Hallin and Nying chose to steer their brand toward a more progressive approach, starting with their SS12 collection, which drew inspiration from the relaxed, yet refined style of 1950s expressionist authors and artists. Since then, the label has broken from the confines of Scandinavian minimalism with concept-driven collections that balance high-quality production with offbeat but approachable designs. For SS19, Hallin and Nying introduced a womenswear collection, which cohesively merges with the men’s line to present Our Legacy’s vision to a range of genders.