The official opening dinner — in partnership with Georg Jensen

The official opening dinner for Copenhagen Fashion Week SS20 took place in beautiful surroundings at SMK last night.

Decorating the table for the opening dinner on Tuesday 6 August, Georg Jensen merged classic and contemporary, linking Danish design heritage with new, emerging classics. With the aim to visually illustrate the brand’s iconic design history and philosophy, Georg Jensen decorated the table with iconic pieces from danish artist and designer Henning Koppel, as well as from Swedish prince and industrial designer Sigvard Bernadotte. Georg Jensen also chose the official opening dinner to celebrate the brand’s upcoming 20th anniversary of the Fusion collection, designed in 2000 by artisan and long time Georg Jensen collaborator Nina Koppel, daughter to Henning Koppel.

Georg Jensen’s 100 year old legacy shines through in everything they do, from hand crafted fine jewellery and watches, as well as tableware and other home accessories. Georg Jensen founded his company in 1904 with the aim to perfectly balance functionality and beauty. His level of craftsmanship and skill is instilled in every design that is produced and carries his legacy of timeless design and impeccable quality.

The signature Georg Jensen design pays homage to Art Nouveau’s organic and serene lines in a modernised and refined fashion, where flowing shapes meet minimalistic and architectural details. Georg Jensen echoes Copenhagen Fashion Week’s continuous work towards a more sustainable fashion week and has signed the UN Global Compact and maintains a slow approach to production and consumption, underlined by the long-lasting, timeless quality and design that is Georg Jensen — meant to outlast generations. The official opening dinner was hosted in collaboration with DM&T, the fashion fairs CIFF and revolver, and is an industry event targeted at celebrating the Danish fashion industry, and give local, Scandinavian and international press and buyers the opportunity to meet the industry — and each other.