Copenhagen tradeshow Revolver (9-11 Aug.) concluded its SS18 edition on a positive note. According to the organizers, the show has found its ideal size at about 300 brands across womenswear, menswear, accessories and footwear. The format, with the pavilion-style extension added to the centrally located Øksnehallen, has reportedly been well received and is thus here to stay. On the news-front, Revolver teamed up with Little Sun, a social project founded by renowned Danish-Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson in support of communities without electricity worldwide. Each purchase of the portable sun-shaped solar light, designed by Eliasson himself, will trigger a subsidy to make one available to poorer communities worldwide at an affordable price.
Here, a few highlights from Revolver’s SS18 lineup of exhibitors:
Band of Outsider’s second coming embraces the wittiness that the menswear name was originally known and loved for. “Stinky cats” and “lady killer sharks” are among the season’s print motifs, while denim’s been elevated with embroidery and a sky blue hue.
The command “Dance for Madness” called out to us as we approached Humanoid’s stand. The pictured pullover’s bold appliqué has been hand-stitched in the brand’s studio in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Designed as a collectable, the piece is available in a limited run only.
Three to see
The V-shaped topline and almond toe of Reality Studio’s slip-on have made it a brand classic. For SS18, the Portugal-made canvas shoe comes in black, cream and a perky red. Raw, slightly fraying seams give it an organic feel.
Dr. Denim may be unisex at heart, but for SS18 the Swedish brand has brought in two decidedly feminine contenders – Vega the pencil skirt and Octavia, a pair of denim shorts given a twist with side slits and a raw hem.
Danish rainwear brand Rains' latest bag is a tote with detachable shoulder strap. Designed to ward off showers in the city, the aesthetic is decidedly urban and the style’s available in white, camo and navy.
British footwear name Grenson expanded its brogue-based repertoire last season with a range of sneakers. It proved a successful move, and the line has grown to include low and high tops in many different guises, from classic lace-ups to formal shoe hybrids.
Softly does it
Filippa K’s recently re-launched Soft Sport line continues to expand. Designed in line with the brand’s Scandi aesthetic, the SS18 offering includes clean, layer-friendly pieces such as drop-sleeve tops and tees, zip-through jackets with rib collars and lux but relaxed cashmere hoodies.
Zip up and go
Ibiza-based label Can Pep Rey’s SS18 collection is defined by effortless shapes and contrasting textures. Japanese rib crop-tees sit next to slinky cupro maxi dresses and sturdy cotton twill jumpsuits with exposed zip detail.
Never out of VVs
Wood Wood first introduced its Double V line for FW17. The range sits alongside Wood Wood’s main collection and offers basic logo sweats, tees and accessories – some of which are NOS product – for men, women and kids in a range of colors. The brand even offers a special modular display system to go with it.
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