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Copenhagen Fashion Week (CFW) is drawing nearer to us, taking place from January 28th to the 1st February. This year CFW is aiming to emphasise their primary focus on sustainable fashion, with their official opening show highlighting the re-launched Copenhagen design label Fonnesbech. The design house was founded in 1847, where their longstanding affluent history began in a basement, where they created a shop that grew from a tiny space to a 3,500 sqm Department Store. Fonnesbech’s department store was known for its luxurious designs and fabrications for exclusive designers like Lanvin, Sciaparelli and Christian Dior in 1970. Now the fashion label will be presenting a new perspective at Copenhagen Fashion Week and we can’t wait to see the show. The design house works with sleek and refreshing designs that draw on minimalism and focus on the highest quality of materials to create timeless garments for the fashion forward woman.
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Image Source: Nicklas Skovgaard

Fonnesbech is not the only exciting fashion event Copenhagen Fashion Week has to offer, with emerging fashion label Nicklas Skovgaard showcasing their début collection. The 2014-established Danish label was created by fashion duo Nicklas Skovgaard and Morten Kjær Thomsen. Nicklas is the head designer of the new and fresh fashion label with the vision to “challenge and evolve typical garments through playful and abstract interpretations of the classic silhouettes and shapes. This is done by use of high-quality and old Nordic materials such as lambs wool and fox fur and with great fascination for contrast and colours.” (Read their full bio here). Before their collection showcases at CFW, visit their website and Instagram to get a sneak peek of what they have to offer.
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Image Source: Henrik Silvius

Another Copenhagen designer to look forward to at this fashion week is Henrik Silvius. A newly launched menswear designer, whose life in a wheelchair has showed him a different perspective on both reality and his approach to fashion design itself:  “I have always believed that clothes make people stronger. What you wear expresses your identity and brings you closer towards your goals.” With such a strong vision for his fashion collection we are excited to see his latest pieces. Visit his website here to learn more about Henrik before his eagerly anticipated presentation at CFW.

One of the best parts of Copenhagen Fashion Week is the VIA Design showcase; VIA is one of the largest university colleges in Denmark and always has a lot to offer each year at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The thriving college never fails to impress fashion viewers each year and we are hoping that this year is no exception. DIFORM is equally excited for the Designer’s Nest Award, as last year fashion designer Giorgi Rostiashvili won over the judges with his futuristic masculine designs (which you can revisit here). Get yourself prepped and ready by checking out the full schedule for Copenhagen Fashion Week on their website here.

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Words By Fashion Writer: Aicha Robertson

Editor: Florence Bailey