If anyone asks me how was the Copenhagen Fashion Week, I say I loved it in a second. So many great collections, such a stylish crowd around, such a cool city to be in – how could you not?
What I like the most about Scandinavian fashion is that it almost looks as if the designers’ team was working under no pressure. Which is probably not true at all, but just the feeling of not making too much effort makes the atmosphere so relaxed and that is one of the main things I look up to in fashion. Simplicity is the key. Am I right?-
Before the autumn comes I want to share the top SS17 collections from Copenhagen Fashion Week. There is no first or second here, I am not rating them. It’s just the ones that I subjectively enjoyed the most. Hopefully you did/will too.
-I will start with Fonnesbech (picture above). A brand, that has a suprisingly long history in a fashion world. It was founded in 1847 and grew from a small basement shop to an exclusive department store, to a successful brand later on, that stands for high quality, sophisticated and responsible fashion.
Classy with a twist – that is how I would describe the SS17 collection and that would also be quite an accurate description of the brand as a whole. Sun bleached color range and flexible silluethes, as well as the set of the runway and the live music, created a very relaxed atmosphere.
Every piece in it is pretty much what I would add to my pinterest board these days. Even if there was nothing unexpected, I praise Fonnesbech for giving the modern feeling while standing true to their brand. Well done, Mia Lisa Spon!
A brand that does not compromise when it comes to quality or esthetics and is far from being boring at the same time – that is Baum und Pferdgarten. The company is run by two creatives, Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave, who established their brand in 1999 and ever since the beginning have been constantly complementing and challenging each other in creating collections filled with clashing contrasts, strong colors and memorable prints.
The SS17 collection is no different. And even if it might look chaotic at a first glance, the collection is composed from classy wardrobe staples as well as avant-garde pieces for the client who is looking for a bit more quirkiness in her life. Pajama suits, one of the main trends in CPHFW, included.
In the set like this, anything would look perfect. Being in a lush garden behind Glyptoteket, created a feeling of a midsummer dream. However I am not saying that Lovechild 1979 SS17 collection was “anything” – not at all. The brand lived up to the name and presented a high level of quality line, full of florals, soft pastels, silky suits and dresses.
The collection was one of the few that didn’t give the 90’s feeling and even though I am a fan of the decade, it was nice to see something different. Accented waists, knee-lenght skirts and scarfs around the neck gave the girls a classy, dressy look bringing the viewer back to the 1950’s. In addition to this, Anne-Dorthe Larsen managed to show an image of a strong confident women, fitting in today’s society perfectly, while still being an elegant and sensitive creature. How’s that possible? Well take a look at the collection, I am pretty sure you’ll see what I mean.
Luxurious, peronal, relaxed – these are three keywords in which Christina Exsteen, the creative director of By Malene Birger, describes the SS17 collection. There is not much to add actually. According to Christina, everything from the lighting to the models’ attitude had to ooze the LA-feeling and it certainly did. Of course, combined with the laid-back Danish character and the natural look.
Ganni is a brand I have been following for quite a while now, mainly because of the attitude that is given through the clothes. And because of Pernille Teisbeak, one of my favorite bloggers, who I would characterize as an ideal version of Ganni girl.
A bit chaotic and continuous at the same time – collection “Space Cowboy” had the coolest vibe once again. Creative director Ditte Reffstrup paid tribute to Californian road trip and filled the collection with western dresses, button-front skirts and python-print cowboy boots. Being trend-driven and youthful, I see every piece from the collection on It girls and Ganni fans already.
Looking at the House of Dagmar SS17 collection, not many of us would qualify it as a spring/summer line. Earthy tones, layers and knits – autumn is the first word that comes to mind. Although knowing that House of Dagmar is a Swedish brand and ambiguous weather is quite usual for a Swedish summer, everything falls back to one place.
Talking about the character, once again we saw an independent strong woman, capable of achieving anything she wants – a standard of these days, most likely. Even if skirts and dresses were the main part of the collection, contrasting fabrics, heavy looks and the entirely grim atmosphere left no doubt what the collection is about.
Lala Berlin is another brand which chose the most perfect location.The Elephant Gate in the Carlsberg area was a perfect choice since the collection is named City Jungle. And it literally was a city jungle, with two giant elephants in a middle of Copenhagen. Also with clothing, clearly connected to the African jungle, with the color palette moving from strong green, yellow and orange to some softer light blue and white. Pattern details along with fringes also witness the inspiration fetched from the African tribes. With the minimum of black, even knitwear looked very summery and getaway-ready. Both for an urban vacation or a summer spent closer to nature.