The first days of Copenhagen Fashion Week have showed light and loose garments. The dark gloominess from the fall collections have been replaced by light rainbow colours. Perhaps there is a trace of design-optimism in this financial crisis after all. According to the clothes next summer will be brighter.
Rüzou showed a delicate and very feminine collection with hints of fun in the sprinkles of gold, blues and pinks. Beautiful flowing dresses were combined with loose suits and in general the clothes look relaxed, comfortable and wearable.
Yesterday Bibi Ghost showed voluptuous shapes and stiffer fabrics in a simple yet strict collection that made me think of Japanese Samurais. Nothing delicate about this, except maybe for the ligth and pale colours.
The graduates from the Danish Design School had created a very impressive show, with some really interesting prints and silhouettes. So far I must say that this was the most playful and fun styles, probably because these students don't have to worry as much about selling their things, as the established designers do.
The colours were very cool. The pure lavender and golden brown and orange were used beautifully. I really look forward to seeing what they will bring to Danish fashion in the future.
As I wrote earliere I was excited to see Batlak and Selvig's SS10 collection. In contrast to most of the designs seen so far they showed fitted and tight dresses and suits. They used heavy materials and created a very classic ladylike style. You might almost say that they did an updated and Scandinavian version of the Chanel suit and the 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' -look. I had been expecting more bright colours, but they too used a lot of watercolours and light grays. The raw edge from what I had seen in their earliere work was truned down here leaving the look more refined and elegant.
All photos by Sacha Maric /Copenhagen Fashion Week