Once again has Copenhagen put Scandinavia on the fashion connoisseurs’ radars. Last week, fashion professionals from all over the world could again visit Copenhagen Fashion Week and experience international fashion houses and Nordic brands as well as emerging talents. The long-awaited return of Copenhagen Fashion Week this winter was finally a reality.
The Nordic countries’ most influential and fabulous fashion event could last week again present new collections on the catwalk by international fashion houses, Danish designers and the next big up-and-coming talent. Copenhagen Fashion Week is, as always, the place to spot who will be influential in the industry. Many visitors might also know what we will all be queuing to wear this autumn.
For autumn/winter 2022 rising talents like A. Roege Hove and (Di)vision were showcased alongside internationally renowned Nordic brands like Ganni, Stine Goya, Holzweiler, Saks Potts and Marimekko.
Zalando Sustainability Award
A press release from Copenhagen Fashion Week announced that “The AW22 edition would also see a welcome return to the likes of Martin Asbjørn and Wood Wood. The event will also place sustainability at the forefront with the third season of the Zalando Sustainability Award. Finalists Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen, Fassbender, and Tomorrow Denim all presented their collections in the official Zalando venue, and the winner turned out to be Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen.
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With a focus on sustainability and a nod to getting rid of ‘fast fashion’, Copenhagen Fashion Week has been rethinking fashion and the core values of their shows and events since a 2018 metamorphosis. It’s a big ambition, but CFW aims to promote sustainability in fashion – something that has a huge impact on the environment as disposable fashion has taken hold of Europe and the US.
The future of Nordic fashion
Chief executive at Copenhagen Fashion Week Cecilia Thorsmark said in a statement: “As we continue to focus on the responsibility of our industry to incubate and strengthen the future of Nordic fashion, we are excited to welcome Jade Cropper as this season’s Talent and take the opportunity to introduce her exceptional vision to our international audience.”
Turning to menswear, the fashion week featured men’s looks with a curated selection from Schnayderman’s and (di)vision. And more well-known designers from Henrik Vibskov, Soulland, Wood Wood, Martin Asbjørn and Samsøe Samsøe included menswear in addition to womenswear.
The Return of Copenhagen Fashion Week, written by Tor Kjolberg