Shortly before heading off to The Danish capital for the spring/summer ’18 edition of Copenhagen Fashion (and trade show) Week, we take a quick look at the novelties to be discovered on the show grounds this season.
Copenhagen’s biggest fashion fair will once again stick to its segmentation of previous seasons. At Raven, emerging and more established menswear brands, including 424, Second Layer and Tonsure, will showcase their collections next to hyped showrooms Slam Jam (Italy) and Rich & Hanc (Denmark).
Lab will bring unisex fashion-forward fashion by Margiela MM6, Maharishi, Hope and Re/Done to the show floor and also host showrooms such as the one by The Abyss Studio with progressive brands such as Last Heirs, Used Future, Gear3 and Wemaisnone. Urban houses denim, street- and sportswear by names such as Fila, Ellesse, Super by Retrosuperfuture, Clearweather, Kings of Indigo, Eat Dust and Indigo People.
Premium is home to established names such as Falke, Blauer, ATP.P.Co and Dr. Martens; Sleek offers unisex design-driven brands including Frame, M.i.h Jeans and Lovechild1979; the Style Setters area offers (mostly Scandinavian) womenswear brands such as 2nd Day, Bruuns Bazaar and Custommade, while the Style Setters Bungalow also includes international names including Guess and DKNY.
Countless other brands can be found in the more commercial Future Classics hall (Desigual, Esprit, Yaya etc.), Essentials area (womenswear and accessories) and in the CIFF showrooms on the first and second floor as well as the CIFF Shoes area on the first floor.
Surrounding the main floors, CIFF has once again invited international personalities and fashion players to curate show spaces and installations. Japan’s famed retailer Beams will bring various Japanese brands and its own Beams Japan concept to the Raven Project section while London’s fashion insider Lulu Kennedy (Fashion East & MAN, Love Magazine) will bring British talent to the show: Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and Louise Gray will display art installations while Art School, Liam Hodges and Caitlin Price will showcase their respective collections, amongst other things.
There will also be a handful of fashion shows held under the CIFF Showscene concept plus an additional talk program together with pej gruppen with talks in both Danish and English, held on the second floor of the Bellacenter (showroom B4-215-17).
CIFF opening times: August 9-11, 9am-6pm, Bella Center Copenhagen
“Revolver doesn’t have any ambitions of growing in size, but in regards to our content and profile, we continually strive to become even sharper and more precise.” That being said in a recent press release, Copenhagen’s city-centered fashion trade show is relying on its layout of recent seasons, hosting its graspable offer of brands in the Meatpacking district-based Øksnehallen and an attached pavilion-solution.
Revolver favorites and new entries will share the show grounds, with the latter ones including Swedish favorite Filippa K, US cult-brand Band of Outsiders, Blanche (Denmark), Champion Reverse Weave, AF Agger, Art Comes First, Meotine, K-Way, Frisur and American Vintage, among others.
Moreover, Revolver will coordinate the runway shows of Ivan Grundahl, Uniforms for the Dedicated, Elaine Hersby, Freya Dalsjø and mfpen.
The show has also announced a new partnership with the Maio Restaurant, known from Illum in Copenhagen and La Rinascente in Rome and Milan.
Revolver opening times: August 9, 9am-7pm; August 10, 10am-7pm; August 11, 10am-4pm
Apart from the two main showgrounds, a whole bunch of (side) events will round out the fashion-packed week in Copenhagen. These include: the Jewellery Room (held on Thursday at Skuespilhuset), fashion shows by Scandi favorites such as Ganni and Baum und Pferdgarten as well as newer labels such as Designer’s Nest and The Future of Fashion, plus brand events such as Wood Wood’s 15th anniversary celebration (in Nørrebro on Thursday)