I admit that I might have been a little too ambitious. I was trying to squeeze in seven shows on the same day, but even if I didn’t make it to all of them I had a great time. There was no press bus this year, and biking between the shows that were scattered around the entire city, with an increasing amount of alcohol in my blood from all the cocktails, was quite interesting. If there had been a press bus we probably would have made it to all the shows! This was my very first season as editor at Less Magazine, and attending fashion week on my own. Not really knowing that many people in the industry yet, and being the little introvert that I am, I was happier just observing and didn’t really get that much networking done. It will come, I just need to find my way in, and right now that is diving into work and paying close attention to the scene.
Paying very close attention to LaLa Berlin, I also discovered one of my favourite models/ballerinas Madeleine Carstensen. I photographed her when she was an apprentice at The Royal Ballet, and now she is doing such great work as a model. I really enjoy seeing her flourish in her new career.
Copenhagen Fashion Week was pretty great this season, and even though the summer is coming to an end, I can’t wait for next year’s possibilities! So much beautiful colour, gorgeous fabrics and textures. I tried to make one post from my entire lineup of shows, but it was too overwhelming, there is too much content! Featured in this post is LaLa Berlin, Won Hundred, and Nicholas Nybro.
LaLa Berlin might be my very favourite show from this season's Fashion Week turmoil. Elegant and feminine, with lots of colour, and interesting cuts and textures. The location was absolutely gorgeous, as the show was held outside by the big stone elephants in Carlsberg. It had been raining heavily earlier in the day, but the clouds cleared up and had the most beautiful sunset was flooding the team preparing the runway in warm evening light. It was great to see Madeleine walk for the first time. I have only ever seen her in her a ballet context, and It’s so nice to see her transition into a career as a model.
Complete with raw denim, and a grungy styling, the Won Hundred show was accompanied by The Ramones and just right amount of punk attitude. Won Hundred was founded in 2004 by Nikolaj Nielsen, but this year they were present on the runway for Copenhagen Fashion Week for the very first time.
Nicholas Nybroe’s SS17 collection More Than a Number was quite a treat, and a true pleasure to watch. With both female and male models of all ages represented, it was a breath of fresh air, and a contrast to the skinny, young ideal that we are normally faced with. We were presented with a cocktail and seated at the new restaurant Steak Royal, where the models were all hanging out at the bar, talking and laughing before the show started. A very mellow sixties vibe with big hair, and big accessories surrounded us. Pastels, metallic shine and bold shapes and cuts were dominating the scene, beautifully presented by the huge variety of models.
have a wonderful weekend!
Just because the fashion industry focuses on seasons and trends, what we should take away from this is inspiration for our personal style. Buy pieces that we will want to wear again, and again, season after season, to contribute to the visual and aesthetic expression of our identity. We can be inspired by, and enjoy this, and still be conscious consumers. Our choices are important!