WHO ARE WE?

Copenhagen Fashion Week is Scandinavia’s only fashion week taking place biannually in January/February and August. Each season, Copenhagen Fashion Week welcomes esteemed international press, buyers and influencers to four days of shows, presentations and events as well as 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.

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 Scandinavian fashion and to establish Copenhagen Fashion Week as the leading fashion week in Scandinavia. In 2019, Copenhagen Fashion Week became the only fashion week in Scandinavia and will keep striving towards maintaining and develop Copenhagen Fashion Week — to continue being the strongest platform possible for Scandinavian fashion brands to thrive. 

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 partners InFuturum to help shape the sustainable development of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Hosting an international fashion week, the city of Copenhagen is a big part of what makes Copenhagen Fashion Week the desired destination it is. We love our city and we want to enable our guests to experience everything Copenhagen has to offer, whether they are locals or visitors. Through events, unique show venues, easy logistics for participating industry professionals, a personal approach for ultimate comfort and an insider’s guide to the city, we want to showcase the city in a way that will make both Copenhagen Fashion Week and the city of Copenhagen an intimate and memorable experience. 

HOW ARE WE FUNDED?

Copenhagen Fashion Week is a non-profit organisation run on 20% public funding and 80% 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 here

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.

Do you want to become a commercial partner? 

Contact Christian Lindrup at christian@copenhagenfashionweek.com

HOW DO WE HANDLE THE SHOW APPLICATIONS?

The applications for the official fashion week schedule is assessed by a committee of representatives from the Scandinavian fashion industry, including press, production professionals and industry organizations. The Copenhagen Fashion Week secretariat does not participate in the assessment.

The application committee consists of the following members:

Frederik Lenzt Andersen
Fashion Director
Euroman

Uffe Buchard
Creative Director & Partner
Darling Creative Studio

Rikke Agnete Dam
Fashion Director
Børsen

Martin Gjesing
Director
Moon APS

Kine B. Hartz
Editor-in-Chief
Costume Norway

Rikke Christensen
Editor-in-Chief
Costume

As Øland
Creative Director
Danish Fashion and Textile

Ane Lynge-Jorlén
Creative Director & Jury president
Designers’ Nest

Jonna Bergh
Editor-in-Chief
Style By

Yu Masui
Fashion journalist
Freelance

Kasper Steenbach
Editor-in-Chief
Dossier

Randi Helene Svendsen
Fashion Director
Costume Norway

Carla Christine Aagaard-Strube
Editor-in-Chief
Fashion Forum

Barbara Gullstein
Fashion Director
ELLE Denmark

Daniel Lindström
Fashion Director
Café Magazine

Janka Polliani
Influencer Norway

Elsebeth Mouritsen
Freelancer

Pernille Teisbæk
Creative Director
Social Zoo

ACCESS TO CPHFW

Copenhagen Fashion Week has no influence over guest lists, choice of models or any other part concerning a brand’s show or presentation on the official schedule. We can therefore not accommodate requests about attending shows, taking part in a show as a model of performer, or be put in contact with a brands to pitch a collaboration. We kindly ask brands or individuals to contact the brands they wish to get in touch with directly.