CPH Fashion Week will take place from August 3-8
CPH Fashion Week will take place from August 3-8
 

27 Jun. 2014

CPH Tradeshow Update: News from CIFF, Gallery & Vision


CIFF, August 3-6
For its August edition, CIFF will introduce two new design driven areas called to complement the trade show’s Crystal Hall area of progressive contemporary fashion brands. Whilst ‘Sleek’ will host upscale labels such as Muuse, Freya Dalsjö, Ganni, American Vintage or Each x Other, the ‘Lab’ area will showcase young talents from a more street direction such as Art Comes First, Trine Lindegaard or Tom Wood.
Further new labels at CIFF will be Ostwald Helgason, Crippen, Jonathan Simkhai, Raquel Allegra, Atea, Lucy Folk and Deepa Gurnani.
CIFF campaign image starring Gustav Giese
CIFF campaign image starring Gustav Giese
After the collaboration with renowned US photographer Terry Richardson for their last fall/winter imagery, CIFF has released a new campaign for the upcoming spring/summer 2015 edition of the show, this time including two young Danish actors.
The campaign ”Sarah & Gustav for CIFF” stars Sarah-Sofie Boussnina (“The Absent One”) and Gustav Giese (“Northwest”) styled in brands such as Rodebjer, Converse or Bibi Chemnitz. It was shot in Los Angeles and consists of five different adverts and a short film
Kristian W. Andersen, CIFF’s design and fashion director, said: "In recent years Copenhagen and Denmark have made its mark internationally with drama series such as "Borgen" and "The Killing", and with film directors such as Susanne Bier, Lars Von Trier and Nicolas Winding Refn. Meanwhile, more and more people are opening their eyes to Copenhagen's ability to create a breeding ground for fashion brands with an international vision. We want to establish a synergy between the two positive cultural impacts that Copenhagen has created.”


Gallery, August 6-8
Electric bikes at Gallery
Electric bikes at Gallery
Gallery is once again pushing the sustainability aspect of its show. The show will be operated CO2 neutrally and windmill driven, the food served will be organic and there will be 50 electric bicycles ready to use and free of charge at Forum.
This season, Gallery will host more than 60 brands with organic or sustainable styles such as A Question Of or Barbara í Gongini at Gallery Studio.

To increase its international focus, Gallery has hired eight new people from various origins to serve as host managers for foreign visitors during the upcoming trade show. The team now counts a total staff of 20 people from 13 countries, speaking 16 languages.

Moreover, together with production company Fashion Exclusive and The Jewellery Room, Gallery will direct several events at The Royal Academy of Music, which is located right next to the trade show grounds at Forum. Gallery will host 30 Scandinavian womenswear designers, while The Jewellery Room will showcase 20 Scandinavian jewelry brands such as Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen or Maria Black on August 7.


Vision, August 3-6
As reported earlier, Vision is moving back to its original venue at Øksnehallen this upcoming season.
Amongst the new names at the show will be French Connection, We Love Jeans, K.O.I Jeans and Birkenstock.  
Jury member Silas Adler, creative director at Soulland
Jury member Silas Adler, creative director at Soulland
On August 6, the Designers Nest Show & Award will take place once again – marking the 10-year / 20-seasons anniversary of Vision’s design talent competition.  On this occasion, Vision has slightly refined the concept of the award. “We are extending the competition process and thus the exposure of the show – everything finalizing in a show case presenting fewer contestants than usual - but all carefully selected emerging talents”, said Trine Fruergaard, head of communications at Vision. In the new pre-curating process, five out of 27 Nordic design students will be selected to showcase their pieces in the final show on August 6. The Jury is made up of five professionals from the fashion industry: Silas Adler, creative director of Soulland and Charlotte Eskildsen, creative director of Designers Remix as well as Anne Sofie Madsen, Barbara í Gongini and Astrid Andersen, each designers and founders of their eponymous fashion labels.


CPH Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week has announced its official show schedule. It counts nearly 40 runway shows divided into an on- and off-schedule. Sustainable Danish/Faroese avant-garde brand Barbara í Gongini will kick off this fashion week’s shows on Tuesday, August 5 at 4pm at the Copenhagen City Hall.
The schedule ranges from new generation designers such as Anne Sofie Madsen and Asger Juel Larsen to more established brands like Ganni and Henrik Vibskov over to classic fashion houses such as Mads Nørgaard and By Malene Birger.
You can see the full show schedule here: www.copenhagenfashionweek.com/schedules

From August 5-8, Copenhagen Fashion Week will offer free trains from the airport to the city, running every ten minutes.

Maria Hunstig

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