About Us

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Copenhagen Fashion Week is the leading Nordic biannual fashion week. Each season, esteemed industry leaders attend four days of showcases and events alongside the two trade shows CIFF and Revolver.

Who Are We?

Copenhagen Fashion Week is the leading Nordic biannual fashion week held in January/February and August. Each season, esteemed industry leaders attend four days of showcases and events alongside the two trade shows CIFF and Revolver.

Sustainability is the core focus area for Copenhagen Fashion Week. Copenhagen Fashion Week strives towards making substantial changes to the way the event is executed, and works to inspire and encourage the industry to take steps towards becoming more sustainable. Read more about our focus on sustainability here.

"Sustainability is the core tenet to our vision of Copenhagen Fashion Week as a forward thinking representation of Nordic talent to our global community," - Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO Copenhagen Fashion Week

What Is Our Strategy?

In 2017, Copenhagen Fashion Week went through a strategic process with the participation of key stakeholders in the fashion industry. The aim of the strategy was to strengthen Copenhagen as the epicentre of Nordic fashion and to establish Copenhagen Fashion Week as the leading fashion week in the Nordics.

In 2018, Copenhagen Fashion Week got a new management which brought about a highly intensified focus on sustainability. Newly appointed CEO Cecilie Thorsmark established a sustainability advisory board of industry professionals and welcomed onboard knowledge partner In Futurum to help shape the sustainable development of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

In January 2020, Copenhagen Fashion Week launched an ambitious sustainability strategy which you can access below.

How Are We Funded?

Copenhagen Fashion Week is a non-profit organisation run on 15% public funding and 85% commercial partnerships, with the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs as our main contributor.

Copenhagen Fashion Week is a subsidiary to the foundation Design Society alongside Danish Design Centre, INDEX: Design to Improve Life and Global Fashion Agenda. You can read more about Design Society.

The commercial partnerships Copenhagen Fashion Week takes part in are based on a shared vision of sustainability and innovation, and are set in place to ensure the best possible experience for participating brands, press and buyers. All commercial posts are marked with a mandatory disclaimer of sponsored content, in accordance with Danish law, and is created in line with Copenhagen Fashion Week’s ethical charter.

If you are interested in exploring commercial partnership opportunities please contact: info@copenhagenfashionweek.com

Copenhagen Fashion Week Team

  • Name

    Cecilie Thorsmark

    Position
    CEO
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    Copenahgenfashionweek Cecilie Thorsmark
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    Isabella Rose Davey

    Position
    Director of Communications & Digital
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    Isabella Rose Davey Portrait
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    Stefanie Forsgren

    Position
    Head of Production & Brand Relations
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    Copenhagen Fashion Week Stefanie Forsgren
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    Josefine Cramer

    Position
    Director of Partnerships & Special Projects (Maternity Leave)
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    BW Josefine
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    Helen Busch

    Position
    Project & Partnership Manager
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    Copenhagen-Fashion-Week-Helen-Busch
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    Gizem Arici

    Position
    Head of Sustainability
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
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    Dora Tamas

    Position
    Graphic Designer & Digital Content Coordinator
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    Dora Tamas
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    Evelina Danielsson Valladares

    Position
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    Evelina Danielsson Valladares 1
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    Paola Cervantes

    Position
    Press Assistant
    Company
    Copenhagen Fashion Week
    Copenhagen-Fashion-Week-Paola-Cervantes

Fashion Forum

Executive Board

  • Name

    Thomas Klausen

    Position
    CEO
    Company
    Danish Fashion & Textile
    Copenhagenfashionweek Thomas Klausen
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    Cecilie Ingdal

    Position
    Editor-in-Chief
    Company
    Elle Denmark
    Copenhagenfashionweek Cecilie Ingdal BW
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    Niels Eskildsen

    Position
    Founder & CEO
    Company
    Designers Remix
    Copenhagenfashionweek Niels
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    Charlotte Egelund

    Position
    CEO
    Company
    Fashion Society
    Grey square
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    Jens Obel Jørgensen

    Position
    Owner & CEO
    Company
    DK Company Group
    Copenhagenfashionweek Jens Obel Jørgensen

Advisory Board

  • Name

    Carla Buzasi

    Position
    President & CEO
    Company
    WGSN
    Carla Busazi ZSA Jury
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    Baptiste Carriere-Pradal

    Position
    Chair
    Company
    Technical Secretariat of the Apparel EU Product Environmental Footprint project & Sustainable Apparel Coalition
    Baptiste Carriere Pradal BW
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    Kate Heiny

    Position
    Director Sustainability
    Company
    Zalando
    Copenhagenfashionweek Zalando Sustainability panel Kate Heiny BW
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    Amelia Hoy

    Position
    Activist & Actor
    Company
    Nordic Fashion Directory
    Amelia Hoy BW
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    Dio Kurazawa

    Position
    Founding partner of The Bear Scouts & Advisor for CFS
    Company
    The Bear Scouts
    Copenhagenfashionweek Zalando Sustainability panel Dio Kurasawa bw
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    Federica Marchionni

    Position
    CEO
    Company
    Global Fashion Agenda
    Federica Marchionni BW
  • Name

    Janet Mensink

    Position
    Executive Director
    Company
    SLCP
    Janet Mensink
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    Amy Powney

    Position
    Creative Director
    Company
    Mother of Pearl
    Copenhagenfashionweek AMY POWNEY
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    Clare Press

    Position
    Founder
    Company
    Wardrobe Crisis
    Copenhagenfashionweek Clare Press
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    Nicolaj Reffstrup

    Position
    Founder
    Company
    Ganni
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    Liesl Truscott

    Position
    Corporate Benchmarking Director
    Company
    Textile Exchange
    Liesl Truscott

Show Committee

  • Name

    Julie Gilhart

    Position
    CDO & President
    Company
    Tomorrow Ltd. & Tomorrow Projects
    Julie Gilhart show comittee
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    Ida Petersson

    Position
    Buying Director
    Company
    Browns
    Ida Petersson show comittee
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    Gro Curtis

    Position
    Fashion Director
    Company
    V Magazine & V Man
    Gro Curtis Show Committee
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    Mahoro Seward

    Position
    Fashion Features Editor
    Company
    i-D Magazine
    Mahoro Seward Showcommittee
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    Allyson Shiffman

    Position
    Print Editor
    Company
    Vogue Scandinavia
    Allyson Shiffman Print Editor Vogue Scandinavia cropped
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    Laird Borrelli-Persson

    Position
    Archive Editor
    Company
    Vogue
    Laird Borrelli Persson Archive Editor Vogue com
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    Dio Kurazawa

    Position
    Founding partner of The Bear Scouts & Advisor for CFS
    Company
    The Bear Scouts
    Copenhagenfashionweek Zalando Sustainability panel Dio Kurasawa bw
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    Pernille Teisbæk

    Position
    Content Creator
    Company
    Independent
    Copenhagenfashionweek Pernille
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    Robin Douglas Westling

    Position
    Stylist & Fashion Consultant
    Company
    Freelance
    Copenhagenfashionweek Robin Westling Jury
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    Jonas William Abbotts

    Position
    Styling Editor
    Company
    Dossier
    Jonas William Abbotts Stylistand Styling Editor Dossier Denmark
  • Name

    Moussa Mchangama

    Position
    Co-Founder
    Company
    Infuturum
    Copenhagenfashionweek Moussa
  • Name

    Mona M. Ali

    Position
    Diversity and Inclusion Editor
    Company
    Vogue Scandinavia
    Mona M Ali show comittee
  • Name

    Ditte Kristensen

    Position
    Co-founder
    Company
    Oslo Runway
    Copenhagen-Fashion-Week-Ditte-Kristensen-show-committee
  • Name

    Ane Lynge-Jorlén

    Position
    Director
    Company
    Alpha
    Copenhagenfashionweek Ane Lynge Jorléns
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    Natasha Skou

    Position
    COO
    Company
    Spalt PR
    Natasha Skou show committee
  • Name

    Carla Christine Aagaard-Strube

    Position
    Editor-in-Chief
    Company
    Fashion Forum
    Copenhagenfashionweek Carla Aagaard Strube
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    Kine B. Hartz

    Position
    Editor-in-Chief
    Company
    Costume Norway
    Copenhagen-Fashion-Week-Kine-Hartz-show-committee
  • Name

    As Øland

    Position
    Creative Director
    Company
    Dansk Fashion & Textile
    As Øland show committee
  • Name

    Barbara Maj Husted Werner

    Position
    Owner
    Company
    Holly Golightly
    Barbara B Wpsd
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    Jack Stanley

    Position
    Senior Editor
    Company
    Hypebeast
    Copenhagen-Fashion-Week-show-committee-Jack-Stanley
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    Nikita Hoffmann Andersen

    Position
    Editor
    Company
    Elle Denmark
    Copenhagen-Fashion-Week-Nikita-Hoffmann-Andersen-show-committee

Copenhagen Fashion Week creative partners

WGSN and Copenhagen Fashion Week have entered into a media partnership in order to leverage their respective strengths by disseminating knowledge about responsible business practices with the industry. The partnership traverses substantial editorial investment into Copenhagen Fashion Week coverage.

Youtube and Copenhagen Fashion Week partnered to support the digital growth and global reach of all brands on the official show schedule. This unique partnership uplifted Copenhagen Fashion Week's digitalization by livestreaming all the fashion show's on YouTube, this being the first partnership of this kind for YouTube.

Creative Denmark has partnered with Copenhagen Fashion Week through an investment in various media campaigns as well as the Copenhagen Fashion Week hospitality program.

In futurum is Knowledge Partner of Copenhagen Fashion Week, informing our sustainability strategy.

DM&T is a long-term collaborator, foremost informing our 2023 Sustainability Requirements.

Lifestyle and Design Cluster partnered with Copenhagen Fashion Week as part of the government-funded project Grøn Genstart, utilsing the 2023 Sustainability Requirement’s framework to further 50 SMEs sustainability efforts.

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair is the first partner who will adapt and implement the 2023 Sustainability Requirements for their 1000+ exhibitors as of AW23.

The Norwegian Fashion Hub and Oslo Fushion Festival are our first Nordic partners to adapt and implement the 2023 Sustainability Requirements for their members and brands.

The Swedish Fashion Council and Copenhagen Fashion Week Copenhagen Fashion Week have partnered to strengthen and further develop their joint dedication to the incubation and growth of emerging designer talent. This partnership will align Copenhagen Fashion Week with the Swedish Fashion Council’s ambitious talent program, furthering both organisations’ dedication to supporting young designers across the Nordics.