Copenhagen Fashion Week is kicking off today (with an opening show by Won Hundred), while it isn’t until tomorrow that the city’s two big fashion fairs, CIFF and Revolver are opening their doors, running from February 1-3 this time.
At Bella Center, CIFF will hold its “biggest fair to date”, peppered with a promising line-up of brands and agencies including names such as Rich & Hech, Slam Jam or Marr London and a comprehensive program of special projects and collaborations, including installations by “concept brand” This Is not Clothing, A-COLD-WALL founder Samuel Ross and designer Jobe Burns, Han Kjøbenhavn, Super x Gosha Rubchinskiy and Porter Bags.
Under the umbrella of its CIFF Showscene concept , CIFF is also hosting a roaster of fashion shows by Danish designers at its fair grounds, amongst these presentations by Tonsure, Martin Asbjørn, Han Kjøbenhavn, or the VIA Design Graduates. All runway shows at CIFF Showscene will be live streamed on the CIFF website.
In its contemporary ready-to-wear area LAB, a variety of high profile agencies will once again find their homes, amongst these Freudian Kicks (Atp Atelier, Nue Notes, LoveChild 1979, Rodebjer or Kaibosh), Now Agency (Lala Berlin, Sportmax, Maison Margiela MM6, The Seafarer or Mackintosh), or Tomorrow (Christopher Raeburn, White Mountaineering, SJYP or Tibi).
The show’s Raven and Raven Projects area will house a selection of global menswear, with highlights such as Cottweiler, Phire Wire, Xander Zhou or Axel Arigato. Renowned Japanese retailer BEAMS will bring its own plus several further Japanese brands to the show and LA-based streetwear brand 424 will display a collaborative collection (including clothing, but also candles, perfumes, posters, bags and tools) with design brand Armes.
On top of the show’s ground floor, CIFF’s 1st and 2nd floor will offer permanent showrooms and a shoe fashion show (on Thursday, 2pm). The offer will be rounded up by trend and retail talks organized by Pej Gruppen (ground floor, stand B6-022A).
For the second time, Revolver will also host a mini-edition of White Milan. “White Inside Revolver” will present an accurate selection of Italian brands that have participated in the successful Milanese White Man & Woman trade show (14-16 January), including names such as PDR Phisique du Role, Corelate, Nine In The Morning, OOF, Delirious, Virginia Bizzi, Aalto, Sides Wow and Oc Lab.
“The collaboration between our two shows is growing significantly both at a cultural level and as modern and smart interpretation of the “Man & Woman” philosophy,” commented Massimiliano Bizzi, CEO/founder, White. “For us it is a true growth process that influences our January and June show editions.”
As usual, Copenhagen’s fashion week offer will be complemented by countless additional initiatives around the city, such as the Jewelry room, taking place on Friday, February 3, between 10:30am and 4pm at Nikolaj Kunsthal.
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