Source: Rolling Stone
Copenhagen Fashion Week’s always been under the radar- perhaps a little strange considering the Danes have great style! There are a handful of Swedish brands you could list off the top of your head, (Cheap Monday, Acne, and that little known one, H&M!) for example, but Danish?- it’s a little trickier…
When I visited Copenhagen last year, I was struck by the street-style. It’s very simple, very ‘model off duty’, to use the standard phrase, but that really is the best way to describe it.
The clothing is plain but effectively striking, and by the looks of things, the locals eschew colour, and completely work the fresh-faced look.
Despite this, there was no shortage of crazy avant-gardism from the Spring 2013 collections at Copenhagen Fashion Week, earlier this month.
At Stine Goya, all attention was on the candy-floss hair to compliment a collection which the designer described as ‘La Parade Merveilleuse.’ Similarly at Barbara I Gongini, I loved the continuation of crazy hair- her collection was offset by the models’ vibrant yellow do’s!
Anne Sofie Madsen, one of the better known Danish designers, presented her take on a surrealist ‘decaying fantasy’ with models wearing her collection of gothic ballerina-inspired pieces.
Minimalism and leather were on the cards at Johanna Pihl, in line with typical Scandinavian style. I loved the simplicity of the models’ scraped back hair with a ‘wet-look’ feel. Now that’s one style I wish I could pull off!
Hopefully Danish talent will continue to make its mark on the international fashion scene, although in many ways it’s refreshing that it keeps a relatively low profile- I really think this helps give it an incredibly cool, anti-establishment vibe which I can’t help but be intrigued by.