Nicklas Skovgaard

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Nicklas Skovgaard is a considered, luxury womenswear brand, with a strong elocution intending to delight through unexpected parallels.


Founded in 2020, the Copenhagen-based brand aims to explore the relationship textiles can hold in expressing narratives through the marriage of unexpected material and classical form. Creating his own textiles that cultivate an exceptional surface, Nicklas Skovgaard taught himself weaving after discovering a small loom and crafting swatches of his own fabric. Expanding on to a bigger surface allowed Nicklas to create larger pieces moulded into jackets, hats and capelets. With his handmade textiles mapped against contradictory fabrications and cut into unexpected silhouettes, there is a strange visual appeal to the combinations that range from hand-woven wool fabric merged with water repellant fabric, silk taffeta and stretch jersey. All resulting in silhouettes that are captivating in their unexpected manipulations and combinations, hoping to profess a dreamlike state clothes can affect. Constructing two collections a year, each body of work for Nicklas Skovgaard builds upon the last, acting with an evolutionary purpose and building an ever-evolving vocabulary. Orchestrating these classical and strange symphonies within his eponymous textiles and recognizable design, Nicklas Skovgaard is a brand cultivated on the edge of romanticism and realism.Nicklas Skovgaard was enrolled to CPHFW NEWTALENT in May 2023 and will be showcasing on the official schedule as an active part of CPHFW NEWTALENT for SS24 and AW24. Nicklas Skovgaard was nominated a finalist of the Wessel & Vett Fashion Prize 2022.


Ever since beginning of the brand one of the important things for designer Nicklas Skovgaard was how he could try to help minimize waste by working with the traditional craft of hand-weaving. When working with the loom as the primary tool for crafting fabric used for jackets, coats and hats he only weaves the exact amount of fabric needed for a certain style and specific size resulting in minimal waste. The designing and making of all of the hand-woven styles is made locally in his studio in Copenhagen. Once the fabric is woven it is sewn together and being produced - also locally in the studio. Moreover, he tries to help minimize overproduction of his garments by working with not having any stock - only what is actually ordered and sold, is being produced.