31st January – 2nd February – Copenhagen Fashion Week, my favourite part of every season in the small Scandi capital. What is by so many seen as a small child of world’s famous fashion week, is a mekka of booming Danish design, which is without a doubt, establishing its reputation both in Scandinavia and the world. Still living off the vibes of the celebration of fashion, art and craftsmanship, I’m bringing you my absolute top looks of this season’s fashion week.
This season’s fashion week was indeed a celebration of fashion in its arty form, but also a response to political or societal issues. I can’t but applause it, because I simply love when artists and creatives find their ways how to speak up for many of us. After all, whether it was in the past or now, fashion was always a reflection on societal issues and used as a way to express both one’s character and opinions – and I’d love to see more of that.
BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN
I kicked off the winter fashion week with the Baum und Pferdgarten show, which just totally got me. Their collection was just – oh, SO made for me. The brand’s talented designers Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave mixed up classic office chic wear, with prints and quirky 90’s streetstyle inspired pieces giving the “what could be just another casual look” this grungy, bad girl feel, which I’m totally digging at the moment. Messy hair, black eyeliner and lots of attitude.
One of my absolute favourites was with no doubt this look from Astrid Andersen. She just nailed it with the oversized burgundy, velvety jumpsuit topped up with a golden velvet barett and casual sneakers. And looking at this model’s haircut I’m again SO tempted to chop my hair off! Should I?
There’s definitely something about long loose dresses and kimonos – I’m just digging this style. What I’m digging even more, are graphic prints on t-shirts or pretty much anything. This minimal but slightly grungy look is definitely the highlight of the Lala Berlinr show. The Berlin-based brand nailed it this season, also with the bold statement of its Creative Director Layla Piedayesh, who reminded us that once we have a voice we should use it!
FASHION HONG KONG
Monochrome doesn’t always mean all white or all black. This simple, monochromatic “red is the new black” combo was a shining star of the Fashion Hong Kong show.
Ganni is one of my favourite Danish design houses and I couldn’t wait what they have to offer at this season’s fashion week. The new collection is filled with ruffles, blacks and nudes, romantic pieces spiced up with details such as bold red shoes or unexpected messy hairdo – and so are my favourite looks. Again, as many others, Ganni built up on the previous season’s grung-y trend, and created a collection for grunge romantics.
If I was waiting with anticipation for one particular show, it was Henrik Vibskov’s “Five o’clock Alignement.” Giving us a sneak peak into his artsy universe – everything fitted in together, from the setting in an atmospheric rustic theatre to yogis performing in the centre of the catwalk, creating a universe where the time simply stops. I just couldn’t take my eyes of this one particular look – how adorable is the combo of dusty pink with this fluffy-puffy detailing?
Everyone who knows me also knows that black is my happy colour and thus, I just had to put this look in here. I absolutely love how classy and luxurious this simple, but yet well-thought dress looks. I just need this dress, Cecilie Bahnsen!
My last season’s obsessions with kimonos came to life again seeing this look from Breggren. Love everything – from the silhouette, colours to the gorgeous marble slash watercolour print. Oh, and that dark lip.
This season, Munthe definitely strutted down the catwalk with an attitude. Mixing urban vibes with classic Scandi minimal and statement pieces – I’ve got to say, they just nailed it. Not only am I obsessed with this look’s “OK, so I lied” tee but the brand’s Creative Director Naja Munthe fearlessly touched upon the current political issues, receiving a huge support in return. I can only say – YOU GO GIRL!
“Sanctuary for everyone with street in the blood and couture in the heart” is how MUF10 best describes their style. Raw and urban, colorful and edgy – this is what their collection was. The brand experimented with shapes and colours (red and violet – yes, please!) and some androgynous vibes. This combo is the absolute urban top!
One of Denmark’s University Colleges – VIA, showed us a creative and playful collection, full of balloons! How adorable? My highlight of the collection was this ruffled barbie pink dress, which I’d totally wear to my birthday party. It’s the perfect fun look for a girl’s night out!
OH BY KOPENHAGEN FUR
Oh by Kopenhagen Fur without any doubt presented its furry bags in very creatively in its statement show. Celebrating the diversity of body shapes and individual styles, models walked around in simple bodies, confidently showcasing some beautiful bags, sending us all a message about beauty ideals and society’s norms. Bravo!
Ivan Grundahl presented a sultry minimalistic collection in a show full of mystical vibes. This look is everything – simple yet extraordinary. The combination of raw materials with leather accessories and the quirky, bad fairy-tale like hat – hell yes.
Graphics: Sara Faucette, Photos: Copenhagen Fashion Week