I know it’s June, so.. a coat? What the hell? Well, here in Denmark, the weather is every day’s surprise. Last weeks were so warm that I felt I’m on my seaside holidays somewhere in the south of Europe. Well, well. This week has been cloudy, rainy and evenings had been kind of cold. Or maybe I still just didn’t get used to this Danish climate. At least, it was a great opportunity to take out my faux fur coat out of the wardrobe, and cuddle it up!
I always loved industrial areas of the city. To me, they have this kind of different, cool vibes. Odense, the city where I live in Denmark at the moment, is more of a fairy tale than industrial and underground. Despite of that, there are a few spots with this kind of vibes I’m talking about, and I decided to capture them on blog. On this occasion and also because summer finally came to town and to this cold country (what, believe me, is a reason to celebrate) I finally took my velvet skirt out for a walk!
Fascinating, arty and influential. That’s what fashion is to me. I love fashion. I love the process of creating clothes, the art and ideas of minds behind it. As Eva Kruse, the founder of the Sustainable Fashion Summit said: “It makes us love, desire, excite, reject and change. Over and over again.” It’s with us every day and forms a huge, inseparable part of our every day lives. Daily, we wear clothes. They have impact not only on us, how we feel in them or what statement we make, but also on our planet. This impact defines the future of fashion.
That’s why sustainability and fashion are two words which must go together. It’s also the reason why they were discussed earlier this month at the world’s largest event on ethics in this industry in Copenhagen. When I heard of it, I knew I can’t miss it.
It‘s morning on 11th May and I‘m walking through Copenhagen’s busiest shopping street Strøget, heading to the venue of the day, full of excitement. Morning just like any other, only Denmark was sunnier and warmer than ever.
I’m arriving at the cozy art gallery in the heart of Copenhagen. The fact, that there is something happening is obvious, when a yard looking like it was taken out of some Italian film, gets filled with journalists and bloggers from all over the country and abroad.
Sipping my obligatory morning drink – yes, coffee, I am about to explode from anticipation. What could be just an ordinary routine to others, who are working in fashion for a while, is the biggest thing ever to me.