The true Mariniére appeared at the seaside of France, in the late 1850’s. Surfacing as a naval wardrobe, that later on appeared on local fishermen, yachtsmen and others enjoying the seaside-life - while wearing a shirt covered in stripes. It has been seen on the well-known artist Pablo Picasso and the french fashion designer Coco Chanel, who also introduced the classic striped shirt to women’s fashion in 1917, by taking inspiration from the fishermen at the very same seaside of France. And by that, the true Mariniére became a solid part of the fashion scene.
Men have been wrapped in fur for ages and are now once again. Since the border between X and Y have been erased in the scene of fashion, fur is no longer related to gender. In fact fur, as a garment or material for clothing, has a long history and mankind have worn this beautiful and warm material for millennials, with no affiliation to gender. It is known to be the oldest material used for clothing and can be dated back to the times of some of our oldest ancestors - The Neanderthals from the Pleistocene in the stone age, millennials ago.
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.
When Normcore became the new black and-one-and-the-same phenomenon took part in an aesthetic game with political dimensions and raised the question of a fashion revolution of our time. It appeared on the streets and ended in the fashion lexicon, somewhere between another fashion week or another collection.
Siden 2006, hvor den danske modeuge, som vi kender den i dag og ikke mindst navnet Copenhagen Fashion Week, kom til verden, har den gamle hovedstad, København, lagt scene og bygninger til Copenhagen Fashion Week to gange om året. Den danske modeuges aner kan dog spores langt længere tilbage i historien - til før betegnelsen Fashion Week kom til verden og internationale modeuger var til.