Copenhagen Fashion Week autumn-winter 2020 runs from 28th – 31st January. This season, there are a handful of free or open events from fairs to parties to panel talks. For those who love fashion but might not be in the fashion industry, these events offer access to what can otherwise feel like an exclusive or closed-off festival.
But even if you’re in the industry and going to all the shows, it can be a breath of fresh air to attend events that are fashion week adjacent: fun and a little different. Whatever you’re looking for this Copenhagen Fashion Week, there’s something for you.
Here are the best free and open events happening during Copenhagen Fashion Week autumn-winter 2020:
Scandinavia Standard x CIFF Panel on Diversity in Danish Fashion
Tired for seeing the same homogeneous crowd every season at Copenhagen Fashion Week? We are too.
That’s why we’re co-hosting this event with CIFF at Bella Center. This panel will delve into issues of racial, gender, body size, and ability diversity and will cover a broad range of topics within those issues. The panel, moderated by actress Amelia Hoy, features consultant and fashion writer Moussa Mchangama, model and gender activist Vincent Beier, and journalist Heidi Laura. There will also be Q&A session followed by an exhibition of the work of Zozo Ntokazi Mposula (My Beautiful People) and a reception.
This event is free but space is extremely limited so please sign up here.
Wednesday 29th January
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Center Boulevard 5
2300 København S
This isn’t just a runway show – it’s a whole thing. With musical performances from artists including Turid and Pernille Rosendahl as well as a trendy mix of this season’s collections coming down the runway, this is going to be a fun evening. Tickets are only 129 DKK and are available here.
Monday, 27th January
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Peter Bangs Vej 147
Just feel like getting on the dance floor and letting loose? Then this afterparty is for you! Tickets are 80 DKK (100 DKK at the door) and include DJ sets from Amanda Baun, KING, and Tommy-lee.
Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen is a young Danish streetwear brand, so this will definitely be a party for the hypebeasts (and those who love them). The party takes place at DieselHouse, a museum of diesel technology; maybe not the first place you’d consider for a rager, but it promises to have a Copenhagen cool-meets-steam punk vibe that’s unlike any other party this season.
Thursday, 30th January
10:00 pm – 4:00 am
2450 København SV
2450 København SV
Holzweiler Sustainable Pop-up at Paustian
This pop up, in the gorgeous Paustian design store in the centre of the city, features an exhibition from Norwegian designer and sculptor Ali Gallefoss, who has interpreted and recycled Holzweiler scarves into art. There will also be Holzweiler items for sale made from leftover material. This pop-up was previously at Dover Market Beijing and it’s really worth checking out for the blend of art and fashion.
Monday 27th – Thursday 30th January
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Niels Hemmingsensgade 24
1153 København K
“Walk the Talk:” Kinraden Talk
Journalist Carolyn Asome (The Times, Vogue) moderates a talk with Kinraden jewelry designer Sarah Müllertz, fashion designer Mark Kenly Domino Tan (MKDT), and director of Designers Nest Ane Lynge-Jorlén about what it will take to truly change the fashion industry and how personal choices are (and are not) part of this change. This talk is free, open to all, and breakfast is included. The talk is in English.
Friday, 31st January
10:00 – 11:00 am
Store Strandstræde 20, 1st floor
1255 København K
Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) and Revolver
CIFF is the largest fashion fair for buyers and press in Scandinavia, and it’s a huge part of what makes Copenhagen Fashion Week the biggest fashion draw in the Nordics. Aside from a massive fair, CIFF runs a number of events, parties, and other activities throughout the fashion week. This season includes a repair workshop with LEE Jeans, a pop-up with A$AP NAST and his new brand Pangea, and CIFF’s focus on activewear with a series of sports session. See all of the events here.
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.
Weds & Thurs 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Center Boulevard 5
2300 København S
Weds – Thurs 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
1700 København V
After fashion week…
Copenhagen Fashion Film Pop-up Festival
This festival takes place just after fashion week and it’s a great way to carry over the inspiration you draw from this season’s collections. This year’s festival focuses on renown Italian designer Pierre Cardin. Way ahead of his time, Cardin is known for his avant garde styles, the promotion of unisex dressing, and his mod take on the female form. Featuring three films: a documentary on his life (House of Cardin), and two classics costumed by Cardin himself (A Dandy in Aspic and La Belle et La Bete), this festival is a fun way to take learn about a fashion giant – one who has remained mostly a mystery on a personal level, until now.
Wednesday 5th February
Friday 7th February
Saturday 8th February
All films at Cinemateket
1123 København K