Recap: Copenhagen Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2019
After New York,
London, Milan and Paris, it was time for Copenhagen to host its fashion
week, earlier this month. Curious about what happened there? FashionUnited
highlights three brands you should know.
Blanche is an “eco-conscious” women’s denim label launched last
year in Copenhagen by Mette Fredin and Melissa Bech. The brand, whose name
means “white” in French, is best known for the organic denim made from pure textiles through sustainable production where a large majority of our materials are either organic, GOTS-certified or leftover fabric from past production. Currently sold in 70 European
countries, the brand is quite strong in Scandinavia, Holland and
Blanche SS19 via Copenhagen Fashion Week
Rotate Birger Christensen:
see now, buy now
Rotate is the fruit of a collaboration between
designers from the high-end fashion store Birger Christensen and the social
media influencers Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimarsdottir. The brand
chose Copenhagen Fashion Week to showcase its very first collection.
Valdimarsdottir appeared on the catwalk wearing a dress in black and
yellow, which featured 1980’s puff sleeves, while Madsen went for an
off-shoulder chiffon dress with a floral print. These two “see-now-buy-now”
dresses are available for purchase at the Birger Christensen store in
Copenhagen. The rest of the collection will be launched in November.
Meanwhile, you can see the items on the label’s website,
We’re so proud of launching @rotatebirgerchristensen with @_jeanettemadsen_ and @thora_valdimars this week! Go visit rotatebirgerchristensen.com to see more! #birgerchristensen #bc #1869 #theswirl #rotatebirgerchristensen #makeitrotate
Photos: Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimarsdottir, CPHFW day 3.
Credit: STYLEDUMONDE via Copenhagen Fashion Week.
By Malene Birger:
This was Malene Biger’s first fashion show after Mathilde
Torp Mader took the role of creative director — in February, the label
chose to only show a short film during the event. Torp Mader has previously
worked for Mulberry, Marni and Sonia Rykiel. Called “The Lush Lady”, the
collection featured many items covered in sequins or cut-outs. The neutral
color palette was complemented by earth tones such as red, orange and
By Malene, which has recently unveiled plans to expand
internationally, is currently distributed in 42 countries.
By Malene Birger SS19 via Copenhagen Fashion Week
Bonus: MUF 10:
protest on the runway
Reza Etamadi, the designer behind label MUF10,
used Copenhagen Fashion Week to protest against a new Danish law which
prohibits women from wearing the burka. By bringing women dressed in burkas
and men dressed as police officers to the catwalk, Etamadi has caught the
eye of the international press.
MUF10 SS19 via Copenhagen Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week took
place between August 7-9. The event’s next edition is scheduled to start on
January 29 and run until February 1, 2019.
This article was
originally published in Dutch at FashionUnited.nl. Translated and edited by
Marjorie van Elven.