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"Let’s recap: Copenhagen Fashion Week SS2020"

Season after season, Copenhagen Fashion Week is becoming one of the most anticipated events in the fashion world, especially for its commitment to sustainability. Indeed, the CPHFW recently set up an advisory committee to discuss this issue and shortly thereafter launched a strategy to consolidate four of the United Nations' first Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time as this process of change, there is also the Copenhagen initiative to become a zero-emission capital by 2025.

Serious and long-term commitments, therefore, from the capital and CPHFW, which also insist on a sustainable approach in the fashion industry, trying to inspire participating designers to organize events and production in a more responsible and transparent way. These commitments are more resonant due to the absolute prominence on the Scandinavian scene of Copenhagen Fashion Week due to the temporary cancellation of Oslo Runway and Stockholm Fashion Week, which wants to take its vote on sustainability more seriously by looking for new ways and solutions.

Among the protagonists of the SS2020, we can find Saks Potts, a brand born in 2014 from the collaboration of Catherine Saks and Barbara Potts. The brand is characterized by the use of quality materials and harmonious colors. ‘Latin Gala’, the SS20 collection, celebrated the feminine body with high waisted pants, oversized coats and strapless corsets. The two designers also introduced denim for the first time in the form of an oversized jacket with the rhinestone logo on the back.

On the runway of the SS20 Fashion Week, Ganni celebrated the tenth anniversary and did so in full 70’s style with high boots and animal prints, leather shorts and miniskirts.

The classic and elegant style of Cecilie Bahnsen has amazed again, this time with some more experimental and structured garments, such as the black tailleur, dresses with balloon sleeves and peplums. The colors of the show passed from black to white, with the addition of lemon yellow and pastel pink tones.

A more sporty and functional approach was preferred by Holzweiler, who presented garments closer to the Scandinavian minimal style. Monochrome colors tending to white and beige except for some dresses with brighter tones on orange and green, oversized jackets and shirts and soft cut knee-length trousers were the predominant elements. The fashion show was a moment to turn off the phones and concentrate exclusively on the clothes on the catwalk thanks to the holders for smartphones distributed at the entrance.

A more joyful and entertaining show was that of Henrik Vibskov, who presented embroidered clothes with lobsters, sardines and dancers on clothes, tops and shorts. There were also very special shoes, made with different materials and enriched by wooden blocks and foam padding.

Words by Ludovica Mucci


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