Copenhagen Fashion Week unveils schedule for February season with 33 brands
Copenhagen Fashion Week has released the official schedule for its next edition in February with a total of 33 brands from the Nordic region confirmed to be present.
The three-day season, scheduled from Tuesday, Feb.2 to Thursday, Feb. 4, will - like its August 2020 edition - be a hybrid season, this time showing autumn/winter 2021 collections.
Staged in the Danish capital, the season opens with the noted Swedish menswear brand Schnayderman's, led by Creative Director Hampus Bernhoff, on Tuesday morning and ends with the region’s single most acclaimed independent designer, Denmark’s Henrik Vibskov, on Thursday evening.
"We are happy to present a very strong line up of 33 brands for this season who will be presenting their upcoming AW21 collection in a variety of innovative formats adapted to the times we are in. Like last edition, this fashion week will uphold all regulations to concur a safe experience for our physical guests and an extraordinary connective experience for our digital guests,” said Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week, in a release.
Expect a collation of digital showcases supported by a selection of physical shows, staged in light of recent new Covid-19 restrictions in Denmark. This week, Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen ordered a second national lockdown from Christmas Day as cases of coronavirus continue to spiral.
The country has also be rocked by Frederiksen’s decision to cull 17 million mink, after they became infected with Covid – an unfortunately botched project that led to lorry loads of mink escaping into the countryside, and buried mink potentially contaminating drinking supplies.
Nonetheless, the season will feature a string lineup - with such happening brands as Ganni, from a husband and wife team that now retails in over 400 doors worldwide and Marimekko, the print-driven Finnish lifestyle brand. Along with Designer’s Nest, a fashion incubator for young local talent; and the London-based hipster label Rixo by Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey. A slew of local Scandi houses have also returned to the season - Rotate Birger Christensen, House of Dagmar, Wood Wood and Stand Studio – bolstering Copenhagen Fashion Week.
"We are very excited to be part of the coming edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week. This is the first time that we are showing on an official schedule as we believe Copenhagen Fashion Week is a great platform to reach both a Scandinavian as well as an international audience. We are also very impressed by how Copenhagen Fashion Week has adapted quickly to the current climate, mixing digital and physical formats in a progressive way,” said Schnayderman's Bernhoff.
Finally, organizers announced the finalists for the Zalando Sustainability Award, a new addition to Copenhagen Fashion Week's sustainability goals, spotlighting three brands making exceptional steps in their sustainable efforts. This season, the international jury that includes Arizona Muse and Global Fashion Agenda's CSO Morten Lehman selected Marimekko, Danish designer Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard and the Swedish brand House of Dagmar as the three finalists. The winner will be chosen on the final day of Copenhagen Fashion Week.
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