In a steamy warehouse Tuesday evening, Scandinavia’s top five design schools — Kolding, Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Beckmans, and Aalto — presented their annual picks from the graduating classes.
Fashion is changing, according to the new generation of designers from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK), with a new and bolder style identity leaving behind vibes of the past.
For its small size, Denmark is surprisingly abundant in fashion colleges, and their many students provide a much-needed stream of fresh, exciting perspectives into an otherwise comfort-seeking fashion week.
The new generation wants diversity. In a room full of fashionable young people, curious parents, and nervous newly grads Design School Kolding showed their SS19 show to promising standards.
The temperature is tropical. A woman sits in a bathtub with octopus arms hanging from the side. She listens to the sounds from the ocean in the conch she is holding to her ear. We are inside the Opera of Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, packed to the max with people, eager to see what tailor-turned-designer Emilie Helmstedt has in store for us.
Even Résumé’s invitation looked promising – a baby-rose card in a pink envelope stamped “As if” and “Whatever” – film star Alicia Silverstone’s now famous quotes from my favourite film, “Clueless”.
The current change in weather has put a new focus on dressing for city and work life, where you feel cool and comfortable yet polished in soaring temperatures. Look no further than to debutantes at CFW Mykke Hofmann to solve any wardrobe crisis during next spring and summer.
What do you get when you cover an entire room with silver bubble wrap, put the speakers on loud with RUN-DMC’s “It’s Like That” and Kris Kross’ “JUMP” and then sprinkle it all with neon colours, studs, cellophane-like silver skirts, checked coats and fishnet socks?
This season’s official opening show was held by newcomer Blanche, a denim and ready-to-wear label focusing on sustainability, founded in 2017 by Melissa Bech and Mette Christensen.
Love Stories warmly introduces its Fall/Winter 2018 collection. A magical tale of mix & match lingerie, cozy bathrobes, shimmering kimonos and swimwear that continues into the winter season.