Copenhagen Fashion Week runs 6th – 9th August, and while it’s true that most events are for industry-insiders, there is also plenty going on for non-industry people who just love fashion. From fashion shows that celebrate design students to exhibitions about fashion tech and sustainability, there are many ways to enjoy CPHFW.
The events we’ve found are all open to the public and mostly free, occasionally requiring RSVPs. Go have a glass of champagne, enjoy the clothes, the good weather (we hope), and the fun vibes.
These are the best open and free events to attend during Copenhagen Fashion Week SS20:
This isn’t just a runway show – it’s a whole thing. With musical performances from the likes of Medina, Soon, Soleima, and Skinz, as well as a trendy runway show with a great mix of brands, this is going to be a fun evening. Tickets are only 99 DKK and can be purchased here.
Monday, 5th August
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Julius Thomsens Plads 1
Fashion Tech & Sustainability Exhibition
Tech isn’t always discussed in relation to sustainability in fashion, but it’s a major component of how best to approach environmental and human impact of the fashion industry. This exhibition at the Geological Museum explores the relationship between the tech and sustainability; definitely worth a look for those interested in how to make fashion a less harmful industry and what the future holds for sustainability practices.
Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th August
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Øster Voldgade 5 – 7
1350 København K
Designskolen Kolding BA & MA Graduate Show
One of the best parts of Copenhagen Fashion Week is celebrating the creative, artistic work of fashion design school graduates. This show is open to everyone, so go and be inspired by some of the most innovative young fashion minds out there!
Tuesday, 6th August
1715 København K
By Malene Birger Wild is the Wind & Rent the Look Pop-Ups
Danish fashion brand By Malene Birger is running two pop-up shops this season. The first pop-up features looks featured inspired by the “Wild is the Wind” SS20 runway show – available for a limited time only.
The second pop-up is for their clothing rental platform, where you can try on and directly rent clothes from the runway collection. This is perfect for summer events like weddings and other fancy-pants parties.
What could be better to celebrate a new collection then getting to try it on immediately? Pretty much nothing!
Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th August
Friday 9th August
Saturday 10th August
By Malene Birger Flagship
Day Party in the Secret Garden
We don’t know much about this party, other than that it’s a party and it’s in a “secret garden.” Sounds pretty great to us! All you have to do to get on the list is RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 7th August
7:30 – 9:30
1300 København K
Fashion Talk by Boozt.com x The Perfect World Foundation
The Perfect World Foundation is a Swedish non-profit that seeks to reverse adverse impacts to the environment, including removing plastics from the ocean and protecting wildlife in crisis. In collaboration with fashion retailer Boozt, they will be holding a talk on the state of the fashion industry and what needs to be done for the planet moving forward. This event is free. To attend, all you have to do is RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday, 9th August
3:00 – 4:00 pm
1306 København K