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COPENHAGEN--The Kopenhagen Studio show, one of the standouts of Copenhagen fashion week, saw Kopenhagen Fur, the largest pelt auction house in the world, handpick nine emerging and established international fashion talents to experiment and (hopefully) innovate with their controversial material. First up was red carpet favorite J. Mendel, who drew on fur’s traditional evening wear status to produce a collection of prim and femme pieces that culminated in a floor length, tulle-skirted ballgown paired with a lustrous, outsized fur evening wrap. Next off the mark was Mila Schön whose caramel suiting and black gathered-gossamer dresses lacked the ‘wow’ factor of J Mendel’s work, but showed some novel experimentation with texture. Shaved-back fur was treated into a honeycomb pattern, with large ridges left unshorn down arms and across hips, creating a dramatic, plume effect.
COPENHAGEN--David Andersen is known for his hard-edged androgynous menswear--he's used women to model his menswear in the past. Both Diddy-Dirty Money and Paris Hilton have worn his pieces (if your mindgrapes can handle that). This year, his label David Andersen Denmark launched women's ready to wear at an IMAX movie theater in the heart of Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN--Following Ecco's kick-off event, avant-garde label Nom de Plume (and by avant-garde we mean really out there) showed their AW 2011 menswear collection at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. If you thought, like I did, that "Royal Danish Academy of Music" meant fancy setting, and you thought "Nom de Plume," meant fancy French-inspired designs, you would be wrong. The show was set in what seemed to be a small performance space/rehearsal room that hadn't been updated since the 1960s and the show opened with two men dressed as samurai running around the room waving red flags. Which is fitting since the show was titled "Shinobi No Mono" (this apparently means "he who is hidden" in Japanese) and the first section of the show was very literally Japanese-inspired: from kimonos to getas duct-taped to the models feet to geisha-esque red lip smears. The show lost the Japanese thread about halfway through and there were steampunky looks, and several guys in white linen blouses and black bottoms that looked inspired by Jean-Paul Gaultier--not his clothes but the man himself. But most importantly, Nom de Plume introduced us to a tailored strapless onesie for men--albeit with a collared button down attached (it was not at all like this other Scandinavian onesie we love so much). It was rag tag and amazing nonetheless, mostly because of the earnestness of it all.
COPENHAGEN--Last night Danish shoe brand Ecco kicked off Copenhagen fashion week with their annual "Walk In Style" event--an awards/fashion show they've been putting on for the last four years to recognize women (i.e. Scandinavian socialite types) for their contributions to charity, but also to show off the fall collections. First, a bit about Ecco: I've gotten to know a lot about Ecco over the past few days as they've been my gracious fashion week hosts. So to clarify, Ecco has nothing to do with Mark Ecko (as in, they couldn't be more different). Ecco is a Denmark-based shoe company that has been around for over 40 years and currently employs over 15,000 people across the globe--they are also the third largest producer of casual footwear in the world. Ecco is unique in that they own all of their own production--from the tanneries that treat the leather (they use everything from camel to yak leather) to the factories that produce the shoes.
If you're a city hosting a fashion week and you're not New York, London, Milan or Paris, you need something to make yourself stand out. For Copenhagen, that thing is the longest catwalk in the world. Copenhagen's fashion week, which runs from August 11-15, will culminate with a fashion show on what is being called the "World's Greatest Catwalk." Strøget, the pedestrian street that runs through the center of the city, will be transformed into a mile-long catwalk, down which 220 models will walk. The models will wear designs from over 500 Scandinavian brands. Also the runway will be pink.