Applications for brands to become part of the official show schedule have now opened for the forthcoming February 2023 season.
The AW23 season will see Copenhagen Fashion Week curate a schedule of both live and pre-recorded content which will be premiered on copenhagenfashionweek.com and YouTube.
Alongside the show schedule, Copenhagen Fashion Week will continue to curate a selection of talks, industry Q&A's and undertake a range of content series during the AW23 season.
Furthermore all brands will need to apply for the AW23 season in order to register time slot preferences and to be considered for the Zalando Sustainability Award and the CPHFW NEWTALENT supported by Circulose®.
Find out more about the Show Schedule Information.
Application deadline: 6 October 2022
Brands informed about acceptance on CPHFW official Show Schedule: 14 November 2022
CPHFW AW23 official Show Schedule announced: 20 December 2022
CPHFW AW23 edition: 31 January 2023 - 3 February 2023
CPHFW NEWTALENT supported by Circulose®
CPHFW NEWTALENT supported by Circulose® is established by Copenhagen Fashion Week to nurture, develop, and promote emerging Nordic talent on a global scale. The scheme creates new opportunities for the three emerging designers via monetary support, mentorships, partnership offerings, professional advisors, onboarding to the official Copenhagen Fashion Week show schedule, event participation, showroom activations, alumni network, and extensive PR through Copenhagen Fashion Week’s international community and channels.
The brands within the CPHFW NEWTALENT supported by Circulose® program will be supported for three consecutive seasons within the CPHFW NEWTALENT supported by Circulose® program. Subsequently each designer will graduate on to the alumni scheme, that will continue supporting the graduates of the CPHFW NEWTALENT supported by Circulose® support scheme across showcasing, events, networking, business support, communication, and sponsorship opportunities.
Zalando Sustainability Award
Copenhagen Fashion Week is honoured to present the global Zalando Sustainability Award for the fifth time. Following the success of last seasons, it is with great pleasure and excitement that Copenhagen Fashion Week invites all brands to apply for a nomination as one of the three finalists for the award.
The three finalists for the Zalando Sustainability Award will showcase at a dedicated show venue and will be awarded 185.000 DKK / 25.000 Euro as support in production costs for the show.
The winner will be awarded the following:
- To partner with Zalando in developing an exclusive capsule collection with a sustainability focus including the piloting of innovative solutions around materials, production processes, technological solution, traceability etc. The project will be a joint decision between the brand and Zalando. Zalando will commit to market the collaboration in organic and paid channels.
- The winning brand will receive an offer from Zalando to buy a broad selection of the showcased collection making it available in the 25 Zalando markets to more than 49 million active customers.
- The winning brand will be onboarded to the Zalando platform (if not yet available at Zalando).*
- The winning brand will receive a monetary prize of 150.000 DKK / 20.000 Euro.
- The winning brand will be invited to join Zalando’s internal influencer programme dedicated to Sustainability - The Academy.
Sustainability Measures for AW23
2023 Sustainability Requirements
The Sustainability Requirements introduce a minimum set of standards that all CPHFW show schedule brands must conform to by 2023.
As of 2020, Copenhagen Fashion Week introduced their 2020-2022 Sustainability Action Plan that sets out to incur longterm change within the fashion industry. In order to deliver on our vision to become a leading fashion week, the Sustainability Action Plan introduces a minimum set of standards that all show schedule brands must conform to. As of Copenhagen Fashion Week AW23 (AW23: 31 January - 3 February 2023), all show schedule applicants whose sustainability efforts meet the minimum standards will be considered for the official Copenhagen Fashion Week show schedule.
The 18 Minimum Standards span six focus areas covering the entire value chain. In addition to those, brands are asked to answer an additional set of questions to get insight into their current standing on their sustainability efforts.
Find more about the Sustainability Requirements.