So I don’t know if you’re aware, but there were 9 hours of sunlight in January 2014. Nine hours. Nine. In total. And at the tail end of that long, dark, frickin’ freezing month, we were expected to have flawless skin, throw on a pair of high heels that would have been hard to walk in without slush on the ground, then work for 6 days straight.
Surprisingly, Copenhagen Fashion Week managed to make this process way more fun than expected. We not only made it out alive but had a damn good time in the process. We saw some inspiring shows, met interesting people and got a grasp on what the fashion industry in Copenhagen is all about.
In no particular order, here’s a list of our favorite moments. Thanks for the memories!
WoodWood ‘Heroes’ Show
A mainstreem brand that still manages to look fresh and creative, WoodWood’s runway show had it all: the space (an indoor rock climbing facility) was fun and unexpected. The music was pumping. Most importantly, the clothes were both wearable and exciting. This is a brand that doesn’t take itself too seriously and charms you with its luxe-meets-casual style. WinWin (get it? Come on now).
Maikel Tawadros ‘Rebirth’ Show
We’ve already covered Maikel’s latest collection and his show did not disappoint. The green and black marble print looks even better on the runway than it does in photos. The deep blacks and purples of the rest of the collection pop in read-to-wear, body-hugging cuts. The styling with simple hair, makeup and black combat boots brought each look and the overall aesthetic together beautifully.
Champagne at the French Embassy in honour of Vanessa Bruno
The French Embassy. Vanessa Bruno. Champagne. Petit fours. Excellent company. Last ones to be ushered, exquisitely politely, out the door.
Barbara i Gongini Show
Full of moody music, blacks, greys and heavy knits, Barbara i Gongini encapsulated Scandinavian winter in one slow motion yet exciting runway show. The final look in particular: a flowing black dress, walking down the catwalk in a final, disappearing spotlight, is an image that continues to inspire me.
Getting to borrow SilleKnotte bags for the week
For our sins, we got to borrow the Herbert Tote, Dagmar clutch and Rigmor clutch, as well as a handful of Chrissy Keychains. They looked fabulous and were beyond useful. Creative Director Freya used the Herbert all week for her camera equipment while I favored the two clutches (such, such are the joys of only having to carry around your wallet and a lipstick). Thanks, SilleKnotte!
Carre Jewellery ‘Evil Eye’ Launch Event
Marshmallow-topped hot chocolate on a bitterly cold night? Yes please. Add in delicate evil eye jewellery that provides a new take on a classic symbol and eye makeup tutorials by e.l.f. cosmetics for good measure. We love Carre’s unpretentious, narrative-style take on their jewellery and their Evil Eye launch was no different. Low-key and lovely is exactly what we needed.
Hungry for more? Here are some short and sharp Copenhagen Fashion Week Instagram videos that we shot:
Creative Director and Photographer Freya McOmish worked overtime snapping and recording; in the end there were too many good shots to limit the list! Here’s a few that made us smile (including a wonderful stop at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair to see, amongst others, FaconFacon):