Six Open Events at Copenhagen Fashion Week AW18

There is alway a lot going on during Copenhagen Fashion Week, but it can seem like most of the fun is reserve for those in the fashion industry. While that may be largely true, Copenhagen Fashion Week does hold a number of events that are for everyone interested in fashion. Some of these events are free, some require tickets, and all address a different aspect of the fashion industry in Denmark, from sustainability to major brands to emerging designers.

These are the events that are open to the public this season at Copenhagen Fashion Week:

List Marker: Number 1HAV – An exhibition featuring the Blue Fashion Challenge

HAV (meaning ocean) is the exhibition showcasing the Blue Fashion Challenge, a competition that took place on the Faroe Islands in 2017 that focused on sustainability practices in fashion production. Here, you can see the competition pieces and learn about how sustainability is slowly working its way into the heart of fashion’s future. There are also images of the Challenge, all shot by renown fashion photographer Tommy Ton.

Saturday, 27th – Monday 29th January
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Nikolaj Kunstal

Nikolaj Plads 10
1067 København K


List Marker: Number 2HAV – Talk: Are Fabrics of the Future Found Below Sea Level?

This talk will offer perspectives on marine resources for sustainable production. Speakers include the winner of the Blue Fashion Challenge Sissal Kristiansen and founder of Close Loop Suzi Christoffersen. NB: this talk is in Danish.

Sunday, 28th January
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Nikolaj Kunstal

Nikolaj Plads 10
1067 København K


List Marker: Number 3Grand Opening of Modebiblioteket

Come celebrate the opening of Modebiblioteket, Denmark’s library dedicated to fashion and photography. Have a cup of coffee, browse the collection and learn something about the fashion industry while you’re at it!

Tuesday 30th January
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dag Hammarskjölds Alle 19

2100 København Ø


List Marker: Number 4Saks Potts Pop-Up Event

One of the coolest brands around is hosting a two day pop-up to launch their latest collection. Promises to be a fashion wonderland!

Wednesday 31st January – Thursday 1st February
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bredgade 28

1260 København K


List Marker: Number 5Apair Street Show

Check out shoe brand Apair’s dance street show in the centre of the city, complete with goodie bags. It’s free, open to all, and it’ll be fun!

Saturday, 3rd February
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Ny Østergade 3

1101 København K


List Marker: Number 6Revolver

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair’s (CIFF) rebellious little sister Revolver has the more alternative fashion, jewellery and accessories brands of the two major fairs. It’s smaller than CIFF so it’s a little less overwhelming. If you’re keen to learn about the fashion brands that are about to explode onto the scene, this is the spot. You can register for free here.

Wednesday 31st January – Friday 2nd February
10:00 am – 7:00 pm (until 4:00 pm on Friday)


Halmtorvet 11
1700 København V

Header image: Grace Lunn

See all the events and shows this season on the Copenhagen Fashion Week schedule.

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