13 NOV - 2023
Here are our top five favourite collections.
The designers of the Copenhagen Fashion Week lineup served, once again. Latimmier, Wood Wood, Jade Cropper, (Di)Vision, and of course, Ganni, demonstrated what it means to push the boundaries and showcase a plethora of both creativity and experimentation in fashion. Copenhagen is the ‘it’ fashion city at the moment, showcasing a plethora of creativity from punk, to versatile suiting, futuristic Y2K and subversive fashion… Copenhagen fashion week offered a crystal ball into what will be trending next year. Oh how we wish we could’ve been there!
A drag queen (dressed in the collection of course) opened the Latimmier show with a stunning performance of “Big Spender” from the musical Sweet Charity. Exquisite craftsmanship was evident in every detail, from the hand-sewn embellishments to the juxtaposition of textures and colours, Latimmier’s genderless garments certainly made their mark on the Copenhagen runway. Latimmier's signature (asymmetry) was executed flawlessly, adding a wee bit of intrigue to each ensemble. The colour palette started soft and muted before suddenly transitioning to a few jewel tones here and there, further emphasising the versatility of the designs.
With a collection named, “Heaven Out Here” it was hard to know exactly what to expect from Wood Wood. The show was held underground, on a concrete runway that screamed ‘rave-worthy’, already setting the tone for the clothes that were soon to appear on the catwalk. Heaven Out Here featured almost every texture and fabric under the sun - wool, sustainable leather, paint-stained denim, mangled-looking knitwear, pinstripe oversized dress shirts, and of course, teeny tiny shorts. It was definitely giving rave energy. Guests described the atmosphere as 'party-ready' as dancers in glass boxes accented the catwalk. As for shoes, the Wood Wood and Saloman collab was debuted, otherwise the models were mostly donning cowboy boots - which are set to be HUGE this summer.
Cool girls flocked from all around the globe to witness the drama and designs firsthand.
Oh. My. God. If anyone is out here designing my dream wardrobe, it’s Miss Jade Cropper. The emerging designer absolutely smashed her debut fashion week show. The collection encompassed characteristics in dichotomies - edgy yet cute; sophisticated yet messy. And the clothes are completely sustainable too - Jade is doing pretty much everything right. The show was set up in the parking lot of a shopping mall, on which models wore Y2K inspired fuzzy hats, cut-out knit separates, baggy cargo pants, denim dresses, and loads of other subversive pieces. Jade Cropper was the talk of the town, everyone who's anyone was excited to see what she had in store. Cropper is definitely one to keep an eye on, she’s on the verge of blowing up!
(Di)Vision's Copenhagen fashion week show “Dressed For Disaster” runway show was quite the cross-over when it comes to fashion and artistic expression. The audience arrived at an empty restaurant which was… a complete disaster. Cigarette butts were strewn across tables, half drunk glasses of wine, and breadcrumbs scattered everywhere. What an entrance. A jazz band was covering hot 90’s grunge hits like our favourites from Green Day and Linkin Park. The garments were effortlessly cool, punky, and filled with references to 90’s and 00’s fashion. (Di)Vision's creations certainly left a lasting impression, and all I can say is indie sleaze truly is coming back.
How could we forget one of Scandinavia's most well known labels? Ganni's runway show was nothing short of magical, as trees seemingly whispered secrets while the models strutted down the catwalk. Silver tones and sequins, printed denim, leather, chiffon and a bit of mesh here and there were showcased as the AI powered trees said things like, “Hello World. I come in peace. Please step forward. Do not be afraid.” Whilst the occasional bird whistle and a subtle futuristic backing track filled the room. The fusion of nature, technology, and futuristic fashion was an unforgettable experience that left the audience with their jaws on the floor.
All in all, CPFW was certainly something to behold. Cool girls flocked from all around the globe to witness the drama and designs firsthand. Notable designs that I'm sure we’ll be drawing outfit inspiration from in the near-future include, the classic oversized button-up (bonus points if there's a subtle pinstripe!), our already dearly beloved cowboy boots, Salomons, micro shorts, lace, and of course the subversiveness of it all!