Copenhagen Fashion Week
Anne Sofie Madsen’s Spring / Summer 2013 collection swept down the runway on a wave of striking sci-fi details and a sultry nod to the much-desired sports luxe trend. Sheer bodycon dresses that transformed torsos into a snarling monstrous face threatening to take a bite out of the wearer’s stomach. Three-dimensional appliqués brought the skeleton to the forefront made a bold statement as it waltzed down the runway in pure white.
Moonspoon Saloon is a fashion-mad creative commune made up of artists from the worlds of photography, styling, art and design. Their abnormal world of inspiration consists of surreal baby dolls, miserable clowns, supernatural being and sweet wrapper colours… but the Moonspoon Saloon Spring / Summer 2013 collection was a lot more ready-to-wear than you would expect.
In 2009 Danish designer Barbara i Gongini was named one of ten-up-and-coming designers who presented a sustainable collection fro Bright Green Fashion – an inspiring collaborative project which strives for greater environmental and social responsibility within fashion production. While Gongini’s environmental concerns have stayed in place since the projects, there’s no trace of a day-glo hippy in her ultra-stylish collections.
Odeur’s Spring / Summer 2013 collection kicked off with white-on-white… on white. The collection, shown for the first time at Copenhagen Fashion Week, embodied the spirit of Odeur with clean whites and crisp lines. Designed by Petter Hollström and Gorjan Lauseger, the Spring / Summer 2013 line made use of sheer fabrics, block-colour panelling and cutout silhouettes.
A hot favourite at Copenhagen Fashion Week, the Spring / Summer 2012 collection from prize-winning Norwegian designer Veronica B. Vallenes focused on feminine silhouettes that are soft, simple and wearable. Extremely modern, her ready-to-wear pieces feature delicious hues such as duck egg blues, peaches, lavenders and crisp whites; the pastel tones complimented perfectly by the clean lines and simple shapes Veronica makes. The Denmark-based designer has a history in costume design yet prefers her collections to have more of a contemporary, edgy twist. Her delicate pieces include oversized jackets, silky, impeccably made t-shirts, seductive drapes and perhaps as a slight twist at the end of the show, some mysterious all black pieces which have more of a structured vibe.