Once upon a time, during the first chapters, the fairytale of Nicholas Nybro was told, with inspiration from old famous fairytales, told to every child in every kingdom among the world. In the scene of Nicholas Nobro’s SS18 show “THE BODY”, the models were walking the catwalk, in historical surroundings, all embracing the body of their own. Some, in Nicholas Nybros latest collection, where the colors went from delicate nude shapes and beige nuances to dark and warm brown. The silhouette from avantgarde to oversized and even see-through dresses, with the body more or less revealed. And some, without a cloth and bare naked, as in the fairytale “The Emperor's New Clothes” by H.C Andersen. So this is still a fairytale!
With relations to casual evening wear, sweet dreams and bedtime storries, the pyjamas, which used to belong to the private and intime part of life, often held inside the walls of the bedroom and the secret and most intimate part of every woman’s wardrobe, for centuries, appeared on the fashion scene and then on the streets. Conquering it’s former glory and taking us back to where it all began.
Setting the scene in a dark climbing hall on the small Refshale Island, where big shipping containers, a net for climbers where placed close to the roof, and a guitarist playing a solo on top of these containers, BARBARA I GONGINI, showed her male collection 8 & female collection 25. True to her signature, the danish designer, with roots from the far north located Faroe Islands, set a dark, seductive and avant-garde scene, with inspiration from these islands, where sunlight pierces the rugged sky and a low haze rolls over the dewy landscape, ends up with the black color in the end.
In the meatpacking district of Copenhagen, heavyweight butchers operated the factory of Henrik Vibskov’s:“Salami - The Kitchen of The Non Existent”, making salami, in the same district, that housed the cattle fair and butcheries, years ago. Setting the scene for Henrik Vibskov’s presentation of the SS17 Collection, during this Copenhagen Fashion Week. Where meat was the core of the show and the question of living in a time where experts are in fond of vegetarians and meat soon can become a story to tell we our grandchildren about. In a structure standing 20 meters long, with large piles of salami hanging from big meat hooks and heavyweight butchers making and moving them from the butchers table to a meat hook or form one to another. With models walking along side, large piles of salamis and butchers, Henrik Vibskov showed his SS17 collection, “Salami - The Kitchen of The Non Existent”.
HAN KJØBENHAVN showed the SS17 collection, with a story taking it’s beginning, with four full grown men, wearing hoods, which used to be connected with executioners from the past, entering the squared catwalk and then sit down, to drive the slapping-hand installation, placed in the center.
The storyteller of danish fashion, with a mindset in the opposed direction of the utopian (the dystypian red.), Asger Juel Larsen, known for his post-apocalyptic universe, where rules, means rules-breakers, is telling a new story. Presented by a show, where a more commercial line took place and a lot of his former signature, from his earlier years was represented. Set in the glamourish frame of the The Palm Court at Hotel D’Angleterre, Asger Juel Larsen opened the show with a crescendo, performed by Simon and Rasmus Littauer, placed in the center of the almost labyrinthic runway.
Once upon a time, a fairytale began and The Snow Queen, was once again told in words and then in Couture. With the beginning taken form in his last collection, the SQ1, part 1 of his two cohesive collections, inspired from the first part of H.C.Andersens tale The Snow Queen, and danish farming idyll from old danish Morten Korch movies, showed during the previous Copenhagen Fashion Week. This time Nicholas Nybro presented the second and final part of the of two cohesive collections, without the inspiration of old Morten Korch movies and with The Snow Queen as the main character, telling the story from the beginning to the end.
The designer with flaming red hair, roots from the far north located Faroe Islands and a well-known signature, where a penchant and playfulness with black shades and the avant-garde scene, that true to tradition, plays one of the main characters and had made her the queen of both. BARBARA I GONGINI, showed her AW16 collection, during this Copenhagen Fashion Week.
The Scandinavian menswear brand TONSURE, founded in 2013, with the designer Malte Flagsted, a former Maison Martin Margiela designer, as the man behind. Known for clear lines and recurring appearance of Scandinavian Minimalism, opened this Copenhagen Fashion Wee, with the AW16 collection. And thereby received the most prestigious stamp of approval, that you can receive as an upcomming designer in the danish fashion scene.
The Danish multi-artist, Henrik Vibskov, who is touring the world as a drummer for electronic musician Trentemøller and exhibiting at art museums and galleries around the world, as an artist, between the two collections and associated universes that surround them, he biannually enrich the world of fashion an it's faithful companions, as a danish designer. He showed "THE EAT" with his AW11 collection. "The Shrink Wrap Spectacular" with his AW12 "The Transparent Tongue" with SS13 and "THE STICKY FINGERS BRICK" with SS15. He presented each and every collection with surprises of both theatrical or artistic nature, as well as fashionably. And "THE MESSY MASSAGE HANDS CLASS" AW15, that were showed during this Copenhagen fashion week belongs one and the same category, where theater, art and fashion each plays their main character for a while and somehow become one in Vibskovs collections!