25-year-old Najd Altaher is the rising star of Kuwait. With photography and illustrations that exposes social politics and taboos, the young visual artist has toured in both the East and the West and won the prestigious Crossway Foundation award not only once, but twice. DANSK talked with the ambitious Altaher about the future of her career, the ground for her interests and her believes in her own work.
On the third day of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Swedish Stand Studio showcased their AW19 collection under the roof of Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen’s third oldest church. The spacious room and the high white ceilings formed the perfect frame for a fashion show. However, it was in this sanctuary setting we came to realize that we’ve lost our lust for block colour faux fur stolas and leather—snake skin—teddy fabric combinations mix and match.
Carin Rodebjer, Creative Director and founder of Swedish brand Rodebjer, has often stated that strong, conscious and driven women is her main source of inspiration. Previous collections has often referred directly or indirectly to the women that Rodebjer admires, and the AW19 collection, showcased at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art during Copenhagen Fashion Week, was no exception.
Copenhagen Fashion Week AW19 offers the heavyweights of Nordics design, but a handful of new brands particularly stood out. Sille Ugelvig reports.
The rising British fashion designer opens her first exhibition project at London’s Serpentine Galleries, rendering it a collaborative platform to connect with artistic peers from the African diaspora. Spirituality, magic, pain, and beauty: Johanna Wiklund reviews Grace Wales Bonner‘s “A Time for New Dreams”.
There’s nothing we love more than a good comeback: Britney, Paula Abdul, and in fashion, John Galliano, are some of our favorite cultural heroes, but we were equally ecstatic when we heard about the scheduled return of Maikel Tawadros. The former Annhagen designer and graduate from Copenhagen Academy of Fashion Design rose to fame back in 2014, and was quickly nominated for the DANSK Design Talent Award. Yet, after five years and 10 seasons in the industry, the Danish designer bowed out due to financial hardship – taking a much-deserved break to re-think his sartorial vision. The outcome is Arv, which launches this week during Copenhagen Fashion Week.