In Trine Søndergaard's characteristic serie, the artist has depicted 19th century headgear from Denmark, borrowed from cultural historical collections around the country.

In the series Hovedtøj we see individual teenage girls wearing their own clothes, but also an older piece of clothing – a bonnet, collar or fabric from a previous century. The historical embroideries and textiles have all taken much more time, knowledge and skill to make than the young women’s contemporary, mass-produced garments.

The historical garments represent a hidden or forgotten story connected to the female realm of experience. The works thus create a link between the past and the present, uniting different bodies, clothing and lives, and allowing women – the dead and the living – to connect across generations and time.