Heliot Emil: Gloomy future

TIME & DATE: Thursday 9 August – 16.00
PLACE: Egekilde Scenen, Kedelsmedien 
Words Sille Ugelvig

For the second time at Copenhagen Fashion Week, the brothers behind Heliot Emil presented their fashion-forward visions, in a collection titled ”Referential transparency”. The international crowd’s expectations for the new collection was sky-high, yet Heliot Emil managed to meet them, perhaps even upend them by adding womenswear. A nice touch, if a bit drawn out by the one-model-on-the-runway-at-a-time pacing.

Semi-transparent fabrics mixed with heat-sensitive thermos in a colour scheme of white, grey, and black, setting a somewhat gloomy tone befitting the collection’s inspirations, drawn from the Copenhagen underground and Japanese-manufactured hardware. Windbreakers, bombers, and tracksuits in asymmetrical lines conjured the sort of edge that appeals perfectly to young fashionistas on probably any continent. A whole series of waist bags, handbags, and cardholders showed us that Heliot Emil can do a lot more than just clothing.

The brothers managed to renovate some of their looks with the embraided HE marks on tracksuits and short skirts. Sexy, bold, and powerful styles that proved Heliot Emil’s solid position in the Copenhagen Fashion Week calendar. We look forward to seeing where the label goes next.

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