Copenhagen Fashion Week is quickly making its name known as one of the premier fashion events of the year. Sleek minimalism and functionality may be the hallmarks of Danish design, but CFWAW20 saw looks filled with colour and bold textures, all while keeping the Nordic chill at bay. Designers and event organizers are also setting the bar for sustainability, with the release of the 2020 Sustainability Action Plan.
Soulland – Commuter Chic
This Danish streetwear brand showed at Copenhagen Fashion Week for the first time in August’s Spring/Summer show. So, it was only necessary to come back with a splash. Their Public Domain collection was inspired by the wide range of human beings encountered while riding public transport, and they also boast that 83% of their fabrics and garments are produced sustainably (the brand has stated their goal is to reach 100% in the coming years). Highlights included layered outerwear and long-dangling silk fringes.
Tonsure – Subterranean Showcase
Showing in a grungy underground nightclub in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro neighbourhood transported the viewers to somewhere far from the neat and tidy capital. The collection merged prep, sporty and rockabilly into a unique mix. Style points go to the oversized tartan coat and black bomber jacket (a Tonsure signature).
(di)vision – Deadstock Contrast
The brand’s Too Bad I Have to Destroy You Now collection was named to evoke a dystopian reality where humans destroy the planet for their own advantage. Conflict and contrast key themes, as reworked military surplus and vintage t-shirts, were sewn directly to deadstock fabrics – a creative example of sustainable production and recycled fashion.
Layers From the Street
To some, the tough, wet winters of Copenhagen may seem drab and depressing. To anyone from EcoLuxLifestlye’s home city of Vancouver, it means an opportunity for creative layering and a million ways to stay dry. This year, we saw injections of candy colour against neutral outerwear and tailored leather in striking silhouettes.
Runway images courtesy Vogue.com
- Coleman Pete is a contributor at EcoLuxLuv Communications. Coleman writes about men's wear, design, and food, and can be found combing through vintage clothing racks or reading in one of his favourite cafe's in Mount Pleasant.
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