A creepy kind of sanity – Han Kjøbenhavn

Words Pernile Hammershøj Yes, we are all different. And we have the right to express it. For AW18, Han Kjøbenhavn tried to communicate that message with a catwalk blend of female and male models walking around a white cage, in which (almost) naked men were kept as “prisoners.” Above their heads, painted white dolls were…

A working wardrobe – By Malene Birger

Words Line Hindsgaul Mathilde Torp Mader, the newly appointed creative director of By Malene Birger, had only two weeks’ time to put together a F/W 18 collection for the label with her impression on it. Luckily, the designer is no rookie, and comes with an impressive resumé, having until recently worked for Mulberry, and before that, Marni…

Academic excellence – VIA DESIGN

Words Susanne Kinnerup Andersen VIA Design is Scandinavia’s largest school of design and business in fashion and lifestyle, and part of VIA University College. For fashion week, the teaching staff from the design department have joined forces with several of the industry’s international elite in order to find the best 16 students to showcase their…

Adorable again – Cecilie Bahnsen

Words Line Hindsgaul  It only takes a quick scroll down the Instagram accounts of Danish fashion personalities to realize that Cecilie Bahnsen is one of their favorites. As uncrowned fashion queen of Denmark Malene Malling wrote seconds after the Cecilie Bahnsen show: “Effectively and easily the greatest design talent on the Danish fashion scene right…

Cuts of Frankenstein – Freya Dalsjø

Words Lotte Freddie  “I cannot be bothered with requests to make something cheaper, of lesser quality, or to think only in commercial ways. I love to have my own creative universe in which I create what I feel, and ignore the easy ways out,” one of Denmark’s most forward-thinking designers says.  Dalsjø’s A/W 18 collection, held…