On Dec. 2, young, talented designers from Denmark's design schools will present their ideas on innovative and sustainable designs at the fashion show “Innovating Sustainable Fashion.” In line with the growing trend in sustainable design, the contest will underscore the fact that sustainable and socially responsible fashion is a leading trend in Danish design.

The competition will be held during the Climate Change Conference and is being organized by the Center for Responsible Design in collaboration with CPH Vision/Terminal 2, Designers’ Nest, and the cosmetic companies Aveda and Origins.

The contest has three categories: Design for Inclusion, Design for Environment and Design Considering Use. A fashion show will be the climax of the event, highlighting sustainability as one area for young designers to explore in the future.

“The increased focus on climatic changes and protection of the environment makes it relevant for the fashion industry to create new standards for design and the clothing industry in general,” said Peter Dammand, contest coordinator from The Danish Design School. “Today products tend to reflect the consumers identity and their attitudes towards ethics and social responsibility.”

The show will take place at Lokomotivværkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5A, DK-2450 Copenhagen SV and starts at 9 am.

—Helena Sauer