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With the new year in full swing fashionista rugged up for Copenhagen Fashion Week which brought in plenty of beautiful collections of new and already established designers. The event spanned over 6 days with 40 shows, 51 events, 5 trade fairs all in one city. Copenhagen definitely knows how to make an outstanding environmentally green fashion show with Vanessa Friedman fashion editor of The Financial Times saying“They are greenest fashion week around.” It’s no wonder as the week started with a clothing swap along with the use of Nissan’s electric car leaf for the fashion week transportation. The official beauty sponsor of Copenhagen Fashion Week was Toni and Guy who hosted a Hair Meet Wardrobe lounge. Where bloggers and fashion lovers alike were treated with free hairstyling and WIFI while live streaming of the runway fashion shows ran throughout the week
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One of the stand out shows was Veronica B. VallenesAutumn/WInter 2014 collection “Made to Love” creating a buzz on the fashion blogosphere. Her pieces exuded the excellent styling and Scandinavian simplicity Veronica’s label is known for. The collection sported a luxurious neutral palette with a statement bold earth orange in pant and shirt combination. Her pieces spanned from oversized skirts, tops and coats styled with Norwegian jewelry label Bjorg. Vanessa wasn’t the only talked about collection as both Freya Dalsjø and Wood Wood made bold statements on the runways. As German Vogue.de writer Claire Beermann stated “Danish designers just know how to add a stroke of genius to the Scandinavian simplicity. The broad mix of different styles from sporty chic at Wood Wood to fresh elegance at Freya Dalsjø proves that Copenhagen definitely has a scene worth to watch.”
Wood Wood established in 2002, ignited a flame with it’s audience, with the labels designers Karl-Oskar Olsen and BSS Jensen showing off their skill to master sporty chic (pictured on above on the right). Their Autumn/Winter 2014 collection was a array of turtlenecks, striped tops, boots and all the necessary athletic accessories for the complete Wood Wood lover. Freya Dalsjø’s women’s swear collection had a vibrant surprise from the other more traditional colour tones seen at fashion week. With a model that strutted an astonishing orange fur embellished coat and blue pant look that wove a story into muted greens, burgundy and cream. Known for her manipulation of scale when designing each garment seamlessly tied into the next with oversized vests and coats paired with a tapered pant.
Copenhagen knows best when it comes to emerging talent with the fashion week’s Designers’ Nest Show and Awards that brings together 10 of Scandinavia’s prestigious design schools. This now international platform created in 2003 shines a bright light on graduating design students collections to all trendsetters at the show.
Giorgi Rostiashvili won over the judges who said he had “an incredible attention to detail, his originality and craftsmanship stood out” which encapsulated perfectly what a winner of the Designers’ Nest collection show should emulate. Models wore a bold blue lip-color on the runway, with full-bodied hair to match. He played with a black futuristic pattern in masculine shirts and knee high boots that played cleverly into each piece on the runway.
Model wears Award Winning collection from Giorgi Rostiashvili
Model left wears Emelie Johansson’s 1st Runner Up collection for the Designers’ Nest Show and Model right wears 2nd Runner up Lise Weisbjerg Dahl menswear collection.
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Runner ups Emelie Johansson and Lise Weisbjerg Dahl both caught the eye of the judges at the Designers’ Nest show. 1st Runner up Emelie from the Swedish School of Textiles showcased womenswear with fluid prints in corusent colors as seen in the dress pictured above, with innovative shapes. Lise from Teko highlighted an intrinsic understanding of tailoring romancing with grunge details, as the judges stated “with true integrity and purity” that earned her 2nd runner up.
As the 2014 Copenhagen Fashion Week came to a close Telegrapher writer Sophie Warburton called Copenhagen Fashion Week “probably the most refreshing fashion week in the world.” Make sure to keep up to date with Copenhagen’s next fashion event via their website here.