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Review: Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2017

©Collage / Oriane Baud

Veronika Heilbrunner & Oriane Baud went to the Copenhagen Fashion Week SS 2017. A recap of the past days

Copenhagen Fashion Week is one of the busiest – the whole event is essentially packed into two and a half days. We arrived on Wednesday afternoon, got ready, and there we were: ready for two days full of shows, events, meetings etc. How exciting is that? Even more so when it is your first time there, like it was for me! Since both of our phones didn’t work without WiFi (hello technology), Veronika and her great sense of direction served as our Google Maps and we still managed to attend (almost) everything and (almost) always on time. This is what our fashion week program looked like:

Day One

Our day started with Saks Potts’s show in The Lab, a photo studio. The collection was a great mix of gingham, looks completely in mustard, and pieces made of colorful fur. Straight from there we went to Won Hundred’s show. It was located in a very small space with an amazing atmosphere – it looked like an apartment, and we all stood and nodded our heads to the very cool rock playlist and an adapted collection created in full denim and black leather and paired with cowboy boots.

We made a pit stop between shows at the Moon x Mads Nørgaard event at Spaghetteria, using the occasion to quickly refuel with a plate of delicious pasta, take some photos, and then head straight to Lala Berlin’s super pretty show at the incredible Carlsberg Brewhouse – and more specifically, the Elephant Gate, which takes its name from the two large, granite elephants that flank it. The presents waiting for us on our seats were very clever, not to mention adapted to the Danish weather: a warm blanket and an umbrella. Lala Berlin’s show was definitely the highlight of my day and I could easily wear this whole collection of fluid items and colorful knitted pieces.

Henrik Vibskov was the last show of the day. And what an interesting one – a large pile of salami was hanging as the centerpiece of the runway! Meat was the core theme of the show and the collection was inspired by Asia and its traditional cuts, but also by the hairstyles and make-up. Finally it was time to shower, change outfits, and go have a look at the Eurowoman/Euroman party, have a drink, and dance a bit!

Day Two

The first stop of the day was at By Malene Birger’s show! It made me see “la vie en rose”: the invitation, the set-up, simply everything was pink. The collection was very feminine and composed of looks featuring pastel colors, fluid dresses, tailored suits, and furry shoes. Such a bright way to start the day! Then it was back to our car in the company of Emily Weiss from Glossier, who showed us her talent for changing in a cramped space! Those following Harper’s Bazaar US’ Snapchat, which Veronika was taking over for the day, will definitely still remember it!

Ganni was the next show and the highlight of the day: a super cool set up with giant, colorful balloons, great music with an oldie-but-goodie 2Pac playlist (Californiiiiia Looooove), and a collection called “Space Cowboy” that featured fringe, horse prints, and cool boots with a western twist. It was also super awesome to join the pre-show excitement happening behind the scenes by going backstage in the company of Laura Brown, who made me realize my incredible talent for making cameos!

Finally, it was time for the last show of the day: House of Dagmar. It took place in a very dark space with a lot of charisma, the Børsen, a historical building with high ceilings, wooden floors, and chandeliers. Next was a small detour by the Acne Studios showroom and the Wood Wood store party, and then it was time to go back to the hotel and get ready for the By Malene Birger garden party, which was beautifully organized with lights hanging from the trees, bags and accessories presented in the back of an old Mercedes Benz, a photo booth, colorful (and tasty!) cocktails, and some delicious not-vegan-at-all burgers!

Day Three

My Friday started with a lovely breakfast organized by The Jewellery Room while Veronika was on a boat tour with Ganni. Afterwards, we went straight to the Randy show, the last show of the week. Organized in a small art gallery, we both had a crush on the rockabilly hairstyles and the super cool paisley shirts. A quick stop at the Wood Wood showroom, the Acne Archive, and then it was already the end of our amazing first fashion week together! Time to go back to Berlin for Veronika. For me? Copenhagen is way too cute I am staying juuuuust a little bit longer…you can’t blame me, right?!

French and Swiss, Oriane moved to Berlin to pursue her interest in all things creative. She loves art and photography and does a lot of yoga, also to balance out her passion for great cuisine - a real foodie so to say. And of course, she is obsessed with fashion, which you can tell from her weakness for peplum cuts and ruffles.