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10 Feb. 2010

COPENHAGEN FASHION FAIRS EXPAND

Copenhagen is gearing up for its next fashion week, and for the winter edition running Feb. 11-14, Fashion Fairs will expand by an additional 1,000 sq. meters and introduce The Boiler in Terminal-2. While the heritage hype is on at Terminal-2, CPH Vision has chosen a more Scandinavian edge by finding inspiration in the North Atlantic landscape. The new universe at CPH Vision offers a more feminine approach with typical North Atlantic elements such as Scandinavian light, crisp whites and icy atmospheres.

In addition to some well-known exhibitors, some new labels will attend the fairs, including Birdman with its Birdman Heritage Collection, Jc Rags, Norwegian brand Veronica B, Rebel Cashmere and Icelandic brand Cintamani and Alidra Alicé.

Terminal-2 will also gets its own press show styled by award-winning stylist Simon Rasmussen. Previously both events were kept under the wing of CPH Vision, but now organizers want to strengthen the presence of each event. "We felt a need to split the show into two separate events. Showcasing designers from both CPH Vision and Terminal-2 under the name of CPH Vision Press Show was somehow misleading and we simply felt that Terminal-2 deserved a show of its own. The fairs have two different identities and a sharp differentiation of the two segments was definitely needed," said Jesper Emil, Show and Event Manager of Copenhagen Fashion Fairs.

The Terminal-2 debut show takes place on Thursday, Feb. 11 on the fairground, while CPH Vision Press Show, for the first time focusing solely on women's brands, will take place tonight at Copenhagen Opera House.

Additionally, Copenhagen Fashion Fairs will give a special platform to bloggers with the new Blog-Spot lounge at both Terminal-2 and CPH Vision.

In line with the new set-up introduced at the fairs, Copenhagen Fashion Fairs is teaming up with the Danish creative bureau Style Counsel who are behind the new photo installations exhibited at the Fairs. The trade shows previously held for visitors from Thursday to Sunday are this time being replaced by a look-book exhibition presenting the FW 10 trends and showcasing the selection of international and Scandinavian brands exhibiting at the fairs.

Again, in collaboration with Penther/Formes Mannequins and Royal Copenhagen, the Designers' Nest Show and Award will promote Scandinavian design talent and present the award for Best New Talent with a cash prize of DKK 50,000. This time around the student competitions will merge into one big show and be held only on Saturday, Feb. 13. The winner will be handpicked by a committee of Danish and international judges including Senior Fashion Writer Colin McDowell; Tom Steifel-Kristensen, Creative Director and Fashion Expert; and Rachael Morgan, CEO, Patriksson Communication, and Creative Director.

Terminal-2 and CPH with run concurrently with CIFF, Gallery and catwalk shows at an off-site venue.

—Melanie Gropler

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