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CPH Fashion Week F/W 12: Denim Highlights

The Denim Team has returned from yet another inspiring trip to Copenhagen Fashion week for the F/W 12 collections, attending both runway and trade shows within the city.

In a fashion week cold as a Siberian winter, but with slightly better dressed attendees, Copenhagen once again demonstrated its position as the leading  fashion week of Scandinavia. The F/W 12 season set a new record with 44 runway shows and four trade fairs; the up-and-coming city presented both established and emerging brands from all over Scandinavia and Europe.

Gallery presented a strong, design-driven portfolio of denim brands with focus on Nordic design and feminine fashion like 2nd Day, Tiger of Sweden and The Local Firm, as well as well-established international brands like One Teaspoon and London’s MiH. At Terminal-2, we were excited to see Danish brand, HUMÖR’s off-beat samplings of colors, patterns and silhouettes. This season they delivered a reversed arc pant and an assortment of Japanese-inspired prints and knitted inserts on denim shirts. We were also introduced to a new label launching for F/W 12, Anerkjendt (from the creator of HUMÖR and Nümph). With its first collection inspired by nature, the denim assortmetns combined rugged neppy surfaces, contrast wefts in earthy colors and Navajo elements that definitely make this collection one to discover.

We also took time out to visit some of the surrounding events during the week. ACNE studios celebrated CPH Fashion Week by transforming the trendy Normann Copenhagen interior store into a special ACNE exhibition, and throwing a party for the opening of their new flagship store in Pilestaede. We also attended a few runway shows of our favorite denim designers:

(Terminal-2 Press Show, Soulland, Monthe Plus Simonsen, FQ1924, Velour)

Denmark’s design aesthetic remained rooted in traditional Scandinavian craftsmanship, reinterpreting classic denim pieces with a present-day sensibility. Fashion darling, Soulland reworked its staple canvas trousers (with white tie cord and elasticated ankles), updating them in a fresh seafoam colorway and with imperial Russian prison motifs. Velour showed a beautiful suede interpretation of the trucker jacket layered over a stonewashed palette of scando blues, while FQ1924 and Monthe Plus Simonsen boosted a remarkably stylish take on classic workwear pieces with cord collar locomotive jackets and a feminine take on the carpenter pant.

Keep your eye out for the full tradeshow report and runway coverage on the site next week.

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