Copenhagen Fashion Week to partner with Swedish Fashion Council in supporting and incubating emerging designer talent.
In anticipation of the AW22 edition, Copenhagen Fashion Week is delighted to announce that it will be partnering with the Swedish Fashion Council in order 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.
"Copenhagen Fashion Week holds responsibility at its core purpose, of which this very much includes the nurturing and promoting of the young talent that bring such a renewed perspective to Nordic design. We are beyond thrilled to be able to strengthen this dedication with the alignment to the work of the Swedish Fashion Council - together we are stronger and can jointly work together to ensure we are not only preserving but spotlighting the next generation of our creative industry." - Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO Copenhagen Fashion Week
With Swedish designer Jade Cropper, who is also a part of the incubator program Swedish Fashion Talents, announced as the AW22 Talent, the February 2022 season will be the perfect opportunity to commence the mutual partnership between the two organisations, with the Swedish Fashion Council to be co-host of the official Talent dinner that will open the season on the first evening of AW22.
'The Swedish Fashion Council is actively working to foster next generation fashion talents in our incubator, and this collaboration will enable us to push those efforts even further. Copenhagen Fashion Week is an important platform to showcase Scandinavian fashion, but most importantly we are pleased to have them as a partner in the transformation of the industry. It is no secret that the fashion system is in dire need of systemic change and such change requires collaboration.''
- Jennie Rosén, CEO Swedish Fashion Council
About Copenhagen Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week is the largest fashion week in the Nordic region held biannually in January/February and August. Each season, Copenhagen Fashion Week welcomes leading international press, buyers and industry leaders across our global network to three days of shows, presentations and events alongside the two trade shows CIFF and Revolver. Responsibility is the core focus for Copenhagen Fashion Week, striving towards making substantial changes to inspire and encourage the industry to take steps towards positive and responsible change. In January 2020, Copenhagen Fashion Week unveiled an ambitious three-year Sustainability Action Plan, presenting an innovative system of minimum requirements for brands to be part of the official schedule as of 2023.
About Swedish Fashion Council
The Swedish Fashion Council (SFC) is an industry organisation that aims to guide the fashion industry into the future, establishing Sweden as the global leader of the industry's new era. Through its thought leadership and continuous work, SFC is one of the key players accelerating the transformation of the global fashion industry. Together with a strong community, SFC works to promote, educate, and innovate the Swedish fashion industry in order for it to become competitive. Established in 1979, the core of the organisation's work consists of leading research projects, providing industry reports and supporting the next generation of fashion leaders through the incubator program Swedish Fashion Talents. SFC is owned by the Swedish Trade Federation.