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.
Words by Anne Ulrikke Bak