A look back at our favourites from Copenhagen Fashion Week
A new standpoint on fashion which aims to finally make a change in the industry: welcome to Autumn
Winter 2023 Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Sustainability was sitting front row at this season’s Copenhagen Fashion Week – and so was JDEED. Directly from the Danish capital city, the fashion journey continues with visionary and creative designers who were able to showcase powerful values and uniqueness in their AW 2023 collections.
From Stine Goya to Rotate, brands need to comply with specific sustainable criteria and standards to be able to bring their designs to the catwalk, ranging from working conditions to a smart selection of materials with a low environmental impact.
Among all the innovative designs walking down the runway, here are our favorites.
By Matteo Ravasi
After running from shows to shows, it’s always enjoyable to sit and enjoy a out-of-the-box performance. And designer duo
Barbara Potts and Cathrine Saks delivered exactly that. At the Concert Hall in the Tivoli Gardens, the Copenhagen-based brand allowed guests to attend a proper theatre play starting with the Tivoli Youth Guard orchestra dressed up as toy soldiers.
With friends of the Danish house walking the runway together with their children and families, the brand showcased creativity in every way. From color block shearling outfits with matching belt bags to faux crocodile skin coats, via neon-green stretchy dress embellished with shiny details, the show ended with a family portrait on stage, spreading out a warm and fuzzy feeling that left guests with a big smile on their faces.
(di)Vision really ate, and left no crumbs – nor plates or forks. That’s right, nothing was left on the table
during the most viral show of CPHFW, when one of the models revealed a dress with a long tray made out of
the tablecloth. At the (di)Vision dinner-inspired show danish oysters were served together with a Y2K
fantasy combined with a kawaii aesthetic that turned the “Dress for Disaster” show into a glamorous world.
Special mention goes to the shoes realized in collaboration with Asics, upcycled by the brand and sold via
Danish sneaker retailer Naked after the show, with all earnings going to charity.
W00d W00d decided to throw an underground rave party – and we loved every beat of it. Mixing Y2K and grunge aesthetics, the Copenhagen-based brand welcomed guests at the Simian Art Center, where models were emerging from a dark smoke atmosphere that revealed new and dynamic fits. At the “Heaven Out There” show, deconstructed knitwear and asymmetrical suits joined forces with bunny ears balaclavas, together with furry coats and green-stained denim.
After revealing the collection in a presentation during PFW, Vibskov’s tomato world arrived in Copenhagen and made us all reflect on the impact of humanity on our precious earth. During the 20-minute show, models were slowly roaming around the catwalk crowded with artificial tomato trees leaving space for inventive textures and spiky colors. During the “Long Fingers To Ma Toes” show, innovation intertwined with an old school fantasy, leaving present and past to clash with each other colliding in a proper tomato explosion made of vintage vegetable graphics and red and green pleating.
Scandi-style becomes a fun getaway with Teurn Studios, the Stockholm-based brand founded by Anna Teurnell in 2021. Always prioritizing the quality and sustainability of materials and fabrics, Teurn proposes a timeless and classic silhouette that is always ready to surprise with a distinctive twist, creating playful silhouettes and dynamic volumes. From leather jackets to glitter high-heel boots, via bright neon flip-flop sandals, Teurn combines together craftsmanship, quality and glamour into an elevated sense of fashion that aims to last forever.
Layers, flowers, and aliens. These are the keywords to describe STAMM’s AW24 collection, which won the
Zalando Sustainability Award at this year’s CPHFW. First show of the Scandi-season, designer Elisabett
Stamm showcased the need of escaping from constraints and breaking the ordinary with oversized outerwear and deconstructed garments, mixed together with sustainable materials such as Khadi, a traditional Indian fabric made out of organic cotton. The result? An ethereal collection that left us all with heart-shaped eyes – aliens included.
Pastel colors, shredded knitwear, and oversized puffer jackets. At the “Deep Sea” show, models turned into sea creatures and enchanted guests with their mermaid vibes. From the sand on the catwalk to the fishnet-inspired garments, Holzweiler disseminated a fresh oceanic breeze, mixing denim with knitwear, chiffon, and puff trays. With colors and textures coming directly from the deep and unknown seas, Holzweiler was able to let the magic emerge to the mainland, proving to be one of the best shows of CPHFW.
Special mention goes to the Danish brand Samsøe Samsøe, created 30 years ago this yer, in 1993. Mixing tailoring and street style, together with vibrant minimalism, the brand is now proposing a fresh wave of the Scandi-style. In its “Future Vision” collection, glitters join forces with an interesting gradient palettes, resulting in a cool paradox of retro vibes looking at the future. The various textures, intertwined with inventive and energetic colors, bring a fascinating perspective on the Nordic fashion system.