Copenhagen tradeshow Revolver (10-12 Aug.) wrapped up on Friday night. This time, the centrally located Øksnehallen was extended by an extra tent pavilion, so that the near 300 exhibitors were gathered in one large space, moving away from the multi-building set-up of previous seasons. A subsection of the new venue was dedicated to the partnership between Revolver and Milan tradeshow White, showcasing the work of designers including Jimmy Roos, AVN, Circus Hotel, Robot Eyewear, Overhead and Sartori Gold.
Here, the best in show across denim, footwear, apparel and accessories:
New and notable – Auxiliary
London based footwear label Auxiliary offers a fresh alternative to the starkly minimal aesthetic that has come to dominate the scene. A marked attention to detail makes the look; bumpers come in contrasting leathers to that of the sole and upper while the tongue of some styles feature a generous “lip” in shiny kid leather. Currently, the newcomer offers men’s styles only, but women will soon be catered for.
Henrik Vibskov’s salami hit
Henrik Vibskov’s catwalk show, held on the Revolver stage, was characteristically imaginative, involving a team of butchers stuffing giant knitted-sock sausages while models maneuvered their way past in meat-themed creations, some more subtly interpreted than others. A striped shirt and trouser combo inspired by butchers’ uniforms and, perhaps, the swirly pattern of rullepolse (a Danish cold cut) were among the highlights.
Noteworthy collab – Soulland Meets Eric Koston for Nike SB
Danish label Soulland and American skateboarder Eric Koston have teamed up via Nike SB to serve up a capsule collection consisting of a number of garments and sneakers. Launched at an event during CFW and exhibited at Soulland’s Revolver booth, the line pays tribute to Copenhagen and the freedom of Friday nights by stamping each piece with a graphic 'FRI.day' print.
Wåven’s artist interpretation
For SS17, Wåven’s London based designer Anika Islam drew on the work of artist Frank Auerbach, resulting in minimal and structured denim silhouettes, such as the uniform-style, self-tie tunic and the half-circle skirt seen in the photo. Detail and texture such as pinstripe fabric patchwork, all-over weaves, waffle fabrics and the running stitch seen on denim tops give the range depth.
Statement denim jacket 1
When Mats Andersson, founder of Swedish purist denim label Indigofera, met American musician Israel Nash, the two discovered that they had similar tastes in music and style, prompting the pair to embark on a creative collaboration. The Thunderbird-adorned denim jacket is one of the five pieces Nash has put his stamp on. It’s made of contrasting panels of Japanese and American denim, while the winged creature has been embroidered in various shades of red to achieve a three-dimensional look.
Statement denim jacket 2
In the hands of Danish menswear talent Asger Juel Larsen, the classic true blue jean jacket has been stretched to elongated proportions, its extended yoke smothered in square, gold-tone studs to give an almost armor-like appearance.
Qwstion was ahead of the curve when introducing the square backpack some years ago. For SS17, the Switzerland based accessories purveyor has given its signature multifunctional style a high-end makeover, crafting it from a combination of organic cotton canvas and vegetable-tanned cowhide.
Fila showed a strong collection of sneakers, perfectly blending the current trend of clumsy '90s silhouettes (archetype: Air Max '95) and pastel shades.