Review: Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2018

At Stine Goya | ©Luka Rone

The Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2018 is on its last moves with fashion editor Oriane reviewing her favorite moments so far

Day One

I had barely landed at the airport before I was at Malene Birger’s SS18 collection, which was composed of beige tones, baggy pants, wet-look hair, and strong ethnic influences. My personal highlight: the bags. There were the perfect mix of modern and tribal.

The fashion discovery of the day was at my next show: Cecilie Bahnsen. The reason? Balloon sleeves, ruffles, ribbons, and romantic details presented at Galleri Nicolai Wallner. No doubt, the collection is made for me and I want it all!

But, of course, there was lunch in between – who said fashion people don’t eat? Since Copenhagen is a city full of gastronomic opportunities, it was a hard decision to make. In the end I chose Grød, the “world’s first porridge bar,” followed by a coffee at the well-known Coffee Collective and a traditional cinnamon bun at Meyers Bageri! Nom nom nom!

Now it’s time for the Holzweiler show and I am very excited: Veronika is styling the show and I have a very good seat. I have a little chat with my neighbor Yvan Rodic (aka FaceHunter) about cycling and traveling, and then came Erin Wasson, the surprise of the show! The collection is a mix of elegant items such as light gowns and one-shoulder dresses, and then also sportswear. The whole collection is presented under the title “Love Me Not.”

The Stine Goya show is my next stop, and the set is my absolute favorite. Located in an old warehouse, it is dark but features pink-hued lighting. The show is very unique since it is the 10-year anniversary of the brand. There’s no seating – the models will be walking around. My legs are tired but, wow, what a performance! It was more choreography than a catwalk. I am impressed. Rich and colorful, the collection is a true mood-lifter.

It’s finally time for the Stine Goya celebration dinner at the Charlottenborg Palace, and we’re taken on a special tour of the John Kørner exhibition by the artist himself, who has collaborated with the brand for a unique and limited collection.

The Henrik Vibskov show comes between the main and the dessert, and I have a major crush on a menswear-style orange printed suit and – oh look, it’s already midnight. Time to get some sleep!

Day Two

It’s 9am and I go straight from bed to the Lovechild 1979 show where, thank god, coffee, juice, and energy balls are waiting for us! The collection is very influenced by the 60s and the flower power movement, all standing in beautiful contrast to the modern/futuristic location.

Then it’s off to the complete other side of town, and another kind of inspiration. At Halo, it’s all about military influences: boots, backpacks, caps, and hoodies. The whole collection is in khaki, beige, and black tones.

At Halo

Then it’s time for a short break in the sun followed by the Martin Asbjørn show, where men wear beautifully pastel shades of yellow, pink, and purple as well as leopard prints. Who ever said that they’re just reserved for women?

At Baum und Pferdgarten, presented at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art, bomber jackets, checked skirts, and high socks made us want to go back in time and revisit school uniforms.

A few hours later on the Cirkelbroen Bridge, the Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen show makes me feel like I’m on a boat while I watch the new collection composed of a mix of lilac elements and total yellow looks. I’m also very happy to see my childhood plastic beach shoes making a strong comeback! My mom knew what she was doing!

Finally, it’s time for the last two shows of the day – and of the week: Ganni and Saks Potts.

Ganni is definitely the highlight of my day. The set is made by the talented Ana Kraš and I am in love from the very first look: a ruffled, transparent, light yellow tulle dress embellished with small flowers. Under the title “Global Citizen” – the motto for its SS18 new collection – Ganni is advocating a multicultural world, one inspired by everywhere and made for everyone.

For its part, Saks Potts completely took me back to the turn of the Millennium with its strong “I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block” style and spirit! Colorful fur coats, rectangular sunglasses, light blue eye shadow, and hair clips. I can’t remember which decade we’re living in!

Fashion Week couldn’t have ended better than with the amazing dinner held at Ganni Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup’s dream house. The delicious food was prepared by Copenhagen’s favorite cook, Frederik Bille Brahe, and of course we were in the best company. Tommy Ton, Emily Weiss, Stephanie Mark, Camille Charrière, Pernille Teisbaek, and so many other amazing people were among the guests.

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. At hey woman! Oriane is responsible for shooting, producing and styling as well as editing and collage design.