If Cathrine Saks and Barbara Potts brought us to the Swiss Alps last year, their SS18 collection takes us bit further to the east and into a fun universe set somewhere between the Mattel 50′s Barbies, eastern-european amusement park romanticism and German raststätte. The show was held at the Langelinie Pavilion, and Poul Henningsen’s iconic artichokes designed for the same building shone their light on models wearing big plastic hair clips in multiple colours, swimsuits and white lacquer platforms in front of a SP logo-studded curtain, carelessly mounted too short at the top and too long at the bottom. The fascination with Lotta Volkova post-Soviet aesthetics was clear. The look was Eurotrash and ‘glam Czech hausfrau meets Ibiza holiday’, over-bleached hair, gaudy earrings, extravagant furs over cheap tracksuit pants and red sale dots on the soles of the shoes.
For her 10-year anniversary show, Stine Goya invited us to the industrial port area of Nordhavn. The sun was out for what felt like the first time this summer and there was plenty of time to enjoy it thanks to a solid one hour delay. When the doors opened we were left free to stand wherever we liked in the dark on the first floor of Faurschou Foundation. The only lights in the dim concrete space were some variation-over-peachy coloured film in front of the walls and a huge cotton cloud hanging from the ceiling. The title of the show, Flashback Forward, referred to her earlier designs as could be expected, but Goya, known for sticking close to the brands DNA, also pulled some new scarves from her sleeve. The atmosphere was spherical, set in a state between sleep and awake with the rose pink light resembling a sunrise and the music with a cosmic Mort Garson-like feel to it. Besides the classic Goya coral coloured elements, the show had an appealing darkness, with models moving slowly like sleep walkers and gathering in a circle around a pole to head bang. The clothes had a magic, cirque look with marionette doll prints, half moons, stars and hearts with the most impressive pieces rejuvenating Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche line
Words by Anne Ulrikke Bak
Rounding up our favorite shows from Copenhagen Fashion Week, we take a closer look at the new collection of Norwegian brand Holzweiler.The Holzweiler S/S ‘18 show was about to start as our beers started to get warmer. The brand, founded by the siblings duo; Susanne and Andreas Holzeweiler, marked their success by launching their pristine scarf collection in 2012. But there was more to the new collection that caught our eyes: Gracing the runway to entertain us was Henrik Holm posing for a selfie or two with eager fans sporting the latest runway looks. Holm is one of the supporting casts of SKAM, the latest TV craze that took the fashion world by storm, including Copenhagen. His attendance at Holzweiler was rather fitting: Holm represents Norway’s rise in the region’s popular culture while Holzweiler’s increasing influence in the industry has brought Oslo to rival both Stockholm and Copenhagen as the alternative fashion capital – Double Trouble!
Reporting live from Copenhagen Fashion Week, find here a stream of reviews from DANSK’s favorite Danish fashion talents. First, rising star Cecilie Bahnsen, DANSK Design Talent alum, who in just a few seasons have garnered international attention and stockist.
The story about Carcel is both incredible and wild and raises a bunch of questions. As the ultimate outlier of Copenhagen’s fashion scene, all of the new Danish fashion brand’s products are manufactured by imprisoned women in some of the world’s poorest countries. The business is built on dogmas that ensure a responsible, sustainable production, with local, natural materials and 100% transparency of their supply and production chains. The two founders and CEO’s Veronica D’Souza and Louise Van Hauen have spent the last year designing and defining their style and developing their business model. Unexpected support has been given from the Danish island of Lolland and from a visionary Peruvian by the name of Julius Caesar, and Carcel is finally ready to launch during this week’s Copenhagen Fashion Week. We met up with D’Souza and Van Hauen in Carcel’s studio in Nørrebro to learn more.
From a doll-faced Rihanna slowly sinking into asphalt, to Selena Gomez’ suburban porn vid; the music videos of summer of 2017 has proven surprisingly stylish. Since the birth of the modern music video, it has been a favored medium of top stylists, synthesizing fashion editorial, cinema, and red carpet all in one. While you cling to the last dog-days of summer, have a stream (and a look) at some of our most memorable visual-musical moments of the past months.