Though Copenhagen Fashion Week can seen like it’s only for fashion insiders, the Copenhagen Fashion Festival is bringing information about the Danish and global fashion industries to a wider audience. Some events are free, some are ticketed, but all are open.
Here’s what on from August 5th – 9th around the city.
Artist Helle Fulgsang has created “Clothes Make the Man,” a series of representations of African women in Copenhagen Fashion Week. Go see the exhibit as well as a panel debate and performance, all beginning at 7:30 pm.
Cover girl photoshoot in Folkets Park with beautiful woman. In the backgound you can see a group of homeless and residents with African roots – also being part of the bouquet of events CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN | AFRICA IN DENMARK. Photo: Morten Vest #clothesmaketheman #cphfw #cphff #cphfwss16 #africaindenmark #
Clothes Make the Man
Friday, August 7th, 7:30 pm
2200 København N
Also, the newly graduated designers from the Fashion Design Academy are showing off their work at the Dome of Visions. Discover the individual universes of Copenhagen’s up-and-coming talent.
Fashion Design Academy Graduate Exhibition
Saturday August 8, 15:00 to 18:00
Dome of Visions
Søren Kierkegaards Plads
Saturday August 8th, 1 – 2 pm
Fashion Talks Stage
Is there’s anyone more inspiring in fashion than Iris Apfel? The 93 year old has been a style icon for decades and shows no signs of slowing down. Legendary documentarian Albert Maysles’s film about her is guaranteed to leave you feeling fashion-forward.
Thursday August 6th, 5:30 pm
Kong Hans Salen, Magasin du Nord
Fashion Night Out
As always, Fashion Night Out has a lot of great offerings. Check out the styling presentations, competitions and showcases at Illum. The Body Shop is offering free skincare consultations, goodie bags for a limited number of guests and discounts – a great time to stock up on your body care and make-up needs!
Friday August 7, 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday August 8, 10 am to 8 pm
1100 København K
The Body Shop
Thursday August 6, 6:30 to 9 pm
Friday August 7, 4 to 9 pm
1100 København K
End Fashion Week on a fun note with the Closing Party, hosted by CPHFinest, Le Model Management and CIFF Showrooms, among others. It’s at Toldboden – all you have to do is RSVP (find the email in the link above)!
Friday August 7, 10 pm
Nordre Toldbod 24
1259 København K
The Green Walk
In association with NICEprojects, Copenhagen Fashion Week has put together a list of shops that carry at least one sustainable fashion brand. Sustainability in fashion is still controversial – what does it even mean? Whether it’s about organic materials, ethical working conditions, or recycling, it’s important to talk about what ethical shopping looks like. Take a look through these boutiques as a way to get started.
Find out more about Copenhagen Fashion Festival.