The pandemic has affected all sectors and industries. Since the first wave of Covid-19, fashion houses had no choice but reevaluate how they present their collections (digitalization of shows). After almost two years, designers have now the possibility of doing in-person shows with strict protective measures.
Let’s start this fashion week series with one of my favorites, Copenhagen Fashion Week (CPHFW). I have always been a fan of Scandinavian fashion. If I had to describe it in a few words I would say: minimalist, practical and contemporary. That’s where I get most of my inspiration from. Plus, let's not forget that it's one of the most sustainable fashion weeks in the world. The CPHFW committee has created the "2023 sustainability action plan" to improve the impact of fashion on the planet. If designers want to take part in the bi-annual event, they have to respect specific requirements:
have a long term sustainability strategy in place,
offer resell and rental services,
work strategically with international standards on human rights,
include diversity and equality in their management team,
optimize logistics and transportations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
use at least 50% of upcycled or recycled materials,
do not destroy unsold clothes.
Hopefully, more and more fashion capitals will implement similar initiatives.
Copenhagen Fashion Week featured 25 physical shows and 13 digital shows running from Tuesday, August 10 to Friday, August 13, 2021. Well-known and emerging brands such as Rodebjer, Saks Potts, Ganni, Marimekko, Brøgger, Remain, Baum und Pferdgarten, (d)ivision, Helmstedt, Stine Goya, Gestuz, Henrik Vibskov and Munthe presented their spring/summer 2022 collections. Two shows particularly caught my attention.
Lovechild 1979 - live show
Anne-Dorthe Larsen (the designer) was inspired by holidays in the Mediterranean. The collection combines modern tailoring and feminine silhouette. The runway was set in the streets of Copenhagen.
Samsøe Samsøe - digital presentation
This brand is the epitome of Scandinavian fashion. It’s a mix of contemporary and minimalist pieces.
More fashion week looks are coming up. In the meantime, keep scrolling to see some of the best looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week S/S 22.
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