Copenhagen Fashion Week – Day 2
The second day of the Copenhagen Fashion Week was opened by the Scandinavian fashion media’s sweetheart Stine Goya. Graduated from the Central Saint Martins college in 2005 and an ex-fashion editor of the Danish fashion magazine Cover, Goya produces designs that are not only fashionable, trendy, but also wearable and desirable. Her SS 2013 show reminded a mini theatrical performance executed with excellence through an immaculate set design, music, lighting and, of course, – models – who portrayed a playful, coquettish and mysterious next summers’ mood. And according to Goya, it will be hot. To keep your head cool and standards high – she suggests going for air light materials such as silk and lace in monochrome, indigo blue or pastel colour palettes, and spicing them up with symmetrical or stardust-rain like print in pure gold.
With her 2009 final project from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, she took the Danish fashion press with storm and proved that Danish Design also can have an international format. Nominated as ‘One to Watch’ by the Vauxhall Fashion Scout in 2012, Anne Sofie Madsen’s future is written in the stars. Her talent and experience working as a Junior Designer at the House of Alexander McQueen and later for John Galliano is so vivid in her new SS 2013 collection which is skillfully executed to couture standards, whilst maintaining commercial appeal and wearability. Madsen’s sense of esthetics departs from the traditional, Danish design, and her unique sartorial skills marks the meeting between airy materials and somber, avant-garde applications creating desirable, ethereal, tribalwear inspired garments.
Well cut, understated and precise – these three words could be used to describe the new Bruuns Bazaar label. Its SS 2013 collection was classy, iconic, sexy with a grown up sensibility and true to the brand’s core philosophy: focusing on modern, men’s tailoring influenced day wear with luxurious sporty elements (my favourite pieces included uniform type short and skirt suits, see below) and reduced to minimum evening wear. To avoid too simplified look, just add few pieces of bold accessories.
Sophisticated, positive and with a point of difference women were also on the agenda at the Designers Remix SS collection. Label’s designer Charlotte Eskildsen executed her desire to create feminine and characteristic garments with a 100% precision. Her latest collection contains Eskildsen’s signature features – feminine silhouette paired with androgynous cuts, men’s tailoring and sportswear details – that create designs with ambiguous atmosphere for powerful yet fragile women.
The democracy of fashion lies at the heart of Wood Wood label. What set out as a Copenhagen streetwear phenomenon has turned into a national, and soon to be international, dress code among the younger generation of the left of centre fashion lovers. Wood Wood searches for its inspirations on the streets of Copenhagen, reinventing its streetwear and creating exclusive leisure and workwear for men and women. Its SS 2013 collection was all about simple, straight, sportswear inspired cut and clever layering for the Nordic summer days.
Kristina @ Kristina Goes West
* All images used in this article were taken from the official Copenhagen Fashion Week website.