The thing we love about lesser-known fashion weeks is that designers aren't afraid to get a little freaky creative on our asses. And
1. Reverse blackface at Anne Vest. We're not sure what the Danish designer meant by sending out all his (white) models with powder-white faces and black feet down the runway, but hey, our interest is piqued right?
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3. Black Swan-spiration at Trash Couture. Models, dressed in all white ballet-inspired frocks, sashayed down the catwalk, until two riotous "black swans" stormed the stage (gracefully, of course) and the innocent, white ensembles were replaced by moody, black gowns. Gimmicks aside, all the clothing was really quite beautiful.
4. Minimalism at Bruuns Bazaar. This show gets it so right. We're not exactly surprised we love it: The brand's newly-appointed creative director used to helm
5. Hair skirt at Helje Hamre. Looks like someone's been drinking the Margiela kool-aid! But seriously, Hamre pulls it off by pairing the more experimental horse hair pieces with classics like a button-down white shirt.
6. Henrik Vibskov's Kooky Presentation. We really don't know what's going on at Vibskov's presentation--models sported goggles and posed in front of hollow, wooden tools and a sink--but we like it's general quirkiness. It's classic
7. Cool toppers at Minimarket. Blogger-fave label Minimarket showed an eclectic collection, complete with egyptian-inspired headgear, a bejeweled cat-hat and a crown with tassels.
8. Head-to-toe prints at Baum und Pferdgarten, Tabernacle Twins and Wackerhaus. We've been craving some megawatt prints ever since a slew of AW11 shows presented a crop of lust-worthy ones--and thankfully, these designers delivered!
9. Color combos at Stine Goya and By Malene Birger. Nothing says summer like these popsicle-hued duds.
10. Eveningwear from Stasia. The collection, featuring sequined and lace gowns, isn't exactly revolutionary but it's beautiful nonetheless.