Copenhagen Fashion Week – Day 1

The schedule of the first day at Copenhagen’s Fashion Week could compete with the well-known fashion weeks in London, New York, Paris and Milan. It was full of shows, events and after parties that kept everyone busy and well watered to cruise through the different venues.

The day kicked off the show by the graduates from the Margrethe Skolen – the leading Nordic Fashion and Design School that already has gained its popularity among local and international talents.

Personally I truly enjoy graduates shows as they are full of great, creatively free ideas and concepts that are stunning to look at, but not always there yet for a wider audience to wear it. Though the show by Margrethe Skolen managed to maintain the two – creativity and commercial appeal.

From monochrome to pastel greens, yellows and zingy orange tones, each model sported a unique, but so desirable, luxurious looks in silk, cotton, perforated leather and minimal print.

Absolutely different look was spotted at the first Freya Dalsjö show. Originally based in Antwerp, Freaya’s SS 2012 collection fused fashion and art to result in quite masculine, but very powerfully looking designs.

At the Whiite’s show, everyone was merged into a word that was ruled by romantic femme fatales. Launched in 2003, Whiite is being titled the hottest Danish fashion label thanks to its original, stylish, feminine and yet versatile designs.  Light and sweet pastel colour palette with any imaginable shade of blue, embodied the true essence of the Nordic summer – relaxed, luxurious and so stylish.

Feminine, but this time rock chic inspired theme also dominated the catwalk at the Swedish label Stylein show. Beautiful, soft lines with minimum of detailing in monochrome, silver colour palette and few digital symmetric prints here and there. A perfect next summer’s look for a busy and fashion forward city women.

It wasn’t the last show on the busy night’s schedule, but the one that bought my heart with its elegance. Since the debut in 2003, Wackerhouse has gained its popularity among the new generation of consumers and designers. Their understated, slightly fragile, feminine, clean silhouette with a hint of masculine tailoring in opulent tones ruled in the label’s SS 2013 collection once again. Just if I could have it all!

Kristina @ Kristina Goes West

* All images used in this article were taken from the official Copenhagen Fashion Week website.