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City Focus: Copenhagen Fashion Week

With New York Fashion Week having just begun, industry experts and fashion followers everywhere await AW15 collections from some of their favourite brands, showcased at what’s said to be hailed, the mother of all fashion weeks. With New York, London, Paris and Milan named as the most notable cities in regards to their relevance to fashion, we often disregard some of the lesser known fashion weeks, and the fresh talent and equally as exciting brands they represent.

A chic, metropolitan city filled with culture, canals and curious cuisine – Copenhagen is a city that’s steadily gaining recognition for their fashion. Two times a year, Copenhagen hosts the largest fashion event of the Nordic region, Copenhagen Fashion Week, created in 1968. Here, industry experts from around the globe arrive to witness a diverse range of fashion, from local or international designers, with established Danish brands such as Malene Birger and Bruuns Bazaar. Scandinavian fashion is identified with having a unique take on design, with a contemporary aesthetic combining use of sharp colour schemes, fresh silhouettes and innovative fabrics. Copenhagen Fashion Week has only recently became more popular, previously having struggled to make itself noticed on a larger scale due to its simplicity and laid back style. The clothing at Copenhagen fashion week has been described as “real clothes for real people”, since the clothing you see on the runway is not overly extravagant or expensive, and everything on the runway is available to purchase in stores or online.

According to ( // “Since the sixties, Danish fashion has developed into one of the most successful Danish export industries. Danish fashion is characterized by high quality materials, cutting edge design – and what in short is called “democratic fashion”.

My personal favorite collection from Copenhagen Fashion Week was definitely ‘By Malene Birger’ A brand that’s recognised around the globe for it’s classic, yet edgy elegance. The brand’s AW15 show was a beautiful array of earthy shades of grey, browns, inky blue, and cool pink hues, with relaxed garments. The slightly androgynous pairing of over sized coats and structures with feminine colours and luxurious fabrics is really really lovely, and the pairing of the sheer burgundy top and soft pink duster coat is simply dreamy.

Photographs found via Copenhagen Fashion Week website. To see more collections and images, go to website. 

Written by Amy Jackson.

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