Art Guide: Fan Out at Copenhagen Fashion Week

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Fashion is much more than just exclusive runway shows and never-ending trade fairs: it’s one of the world’s most prevalent cultural forms, a type of art, and a societal praxis that involves everyone from Anna Wintour to your grandma. This can be easy to forget at Copenhagen Fashion Week, which this week is unfolding in the overheated cobbled streets of the Danish capital. Thankfully, we can rely on vanguard boutique owner Sabine Poupinel to expand fashion beyond its own most pragmatic commercialism, as she invites for another chapter of her exhibition project FAN OUT. Featuring leading names in fashion design, research, critique, and curation, FAN OUT acts as a physical discursive space for the duration of fashion week, with an ambitious program of talks, performances, and workshops. “The thinking behind this year program stems from the original idea behind FAN OUT: Creating an alternative space for fashion beyond the shows and trade fairs, that includes more nuances and perspectives on wat fashion is and can be,” the show’s organizer Mette Ohlendorff explains. “Fashion is a field that borders on so many others. At FAN OUT we strive to encapsulate this by also including art, performance, music, talks and much more. This year in particular we notice themes such as sustainability, the environment, sexuality and functionality being explored.” From new performances by Barbara í Gongini to a talk by DANSK editor Jeppe Ugelvig on the relationship between art and fashion, you’re guaranteed a mind-expanding and intellectually invigorating fashion experience – not the most common at fashion week events.

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For full program, see FAN OUT

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