Six Open Events at Copenhagen Fashion Festival SS16

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.

List Marker: Number 1Exhibits

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.

Clothes Make the Man

Friday, August 7th, 7:30 pm
Koncert Kirken
Blågårdsplads 6A
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

Fashion Design Academy Graduate Exhibition

Saturday August 8, 15:00 to 18:00
Dome of Visions
Søren Kierkegaards Plads
Copenhagen K


List Marker: Number 2Talks

There are some fantastic talks on this season, including a Blogging Masterclass and Working in Fashion, but the one we’re most excited for is Diversity in the Fashion Industry.

Saturday August 8th, 1 – 2 pm
Fashion Talks Stage
København K


List Marker: Number 3Film

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.

Iris Film Copenhagen Fashion Week

Thursday August 6th, 5:30 pm
Kong Hans Salen, Magasin du Nord
Kogens Nytorv
København K


List Marker: Number 4Fashion 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
Østergade 52
1100 København K

FASHION NIGHT OUT - CFF - Mulberry Copenhagen


The Body Shop

Thursday August 6, 6:30 to 9 pm
Friday August 7, 4 to 9 pm
Østergade 33
1100 København K


List Marker: Number 5Party

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


List Marker: Number 6The 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.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.