Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 showcased a new wave of talent this year, giving up-and-coming Danish designers a chance to steal the limelight. Among the bigger commercial brands, such as Bruuns Bazaar and by Malene Birger, we also witnessed Saks Potts debut show and Asger Juel Larsen‘s rebellious impact.
Over three sunny days, from the 5th to the 7th August, the schedule was packed with runway shows, exhibitions, events and parties, including Wednesday’s event hosted by Euroman, Eurowoman and Won Hundred in beautiful surroundings at Langelinie Pavillonen, where Danish artist Quadron performed.
Here’s a few of our highlights…
This Danish brand had the honour of opening Copenhagen Fashion Week SS16. It was a wearable collection with a lot of blue shades and bold prints. The vibe was easy going with models wearing flat sandals, long skirts and trousers, paired with simple bow accessories.
ASGER JUEL LARSEN
There was a great festive atmosphere around the Revolver stage before the AJL show started. The Danish designer, who has been playing around with genders, showed a collection with jungle prints in green and ‘fire-like’ colours. The pretty boys wore knee-length transparent trousers and cropped tops, or button-down shirts, combined with chain jewellery and bows. Asger made it okay for men to wear sandals… as long as they pair them with open-toe socks.
This menswear brand also impressed the crowd with their location outside in Carlsberg Byen, where a gang of models walked the collection entitled ‘Bearhead Kingdom’. It was wearable and masculine, and the mix of nylon pants and classic coats were definitely a hit. We have to say that we prefer the use of velour rather than the pink shade, any time.
The young design duo, who became known by making colourful fur jackets and getting hyped on Instagram, were débutantes on the catwalk, and it was a show that everyone looked forward to. For the first time they made a full collection with trousers, dresses and tops – with no fur added. All in all it was a beautiful show, with lots of cool fur pieces, but it was slightly hard for them to keep up with the looks that didn’t involve the fur the are known for.
Vibskov’s is always a hyped show, with too many invites for what Copenhagen City Hall could spare, it seemed. Loose silhouettes and graphical black/white were dominant in both the collection and the matching installation on the runway. The music was gloomy and the space was crowded with people who tried to get a glimpse of the last show of the day.
The designer, Leyla Piedash, had been inspired by Berlin and the Middle East for her SS16 collection, which was a good mix of feminine and masculine. Suit jackets were wide open for the bra, and girly dresses paired with heavy western cowboy boots. Ethnic pattern, and jewellery with bold colours like blue and yellow, were a good contrast to the more black and white looks.
JEAN // PHILLIP
The Danish menswear designer showed a collection with alternative avant-garde suit inspired looks – white shirts without collar, breeches and shorts in sporty materials and long suited vests. Besides the most dominant black/white, there was army green and blue/white prints.
FMS also teamed up with East London’s Hoxton Radio this season, who broadcast our live reports from the three day event. You can still listen in below to catch our live interviews, including Asger Juel Larsen and DJ Brynjolfur who curated the music for his show, along with some cool tunes in between.
Words: Maria Amtoft Mikkelsen
Gallery Photos: Anna Viskinde