Trendstop gives AG Media Group readers an exclusive insight into the key events, runway shows and presentations from the SS20 edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Copenhagen Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Week opened to an international contingent of buyers and press, with a strong sustainability message. Creating a more sustainable industry has become a key focus throughout the fashion industry and Copenhagen continues to lead the charge in promoting ethical and environmental initiatives across its spectrum of catwalk shows, presentations and accompanying trade fairs, CIFF and Revolver. Having established a sustainability advisory board in January 2019, a whole host of measures have been adopted, from eco-friendly transportation between venues and the banning of single use plastics, to supporting brands in staging responsible showcases and providing a platform for an increasing number of eco-conscious labels including show openers BLANCHE, Rodebjer, Holzweiler and Stand.
Cecilie Bahnsen | Ganni | Stine Goya
Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen is fast becoming one of the key designers to watch and for SS20 she showed a well-received collection inspired by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The duo is famed for wrapping landmark buildings in fabric and Bahnsen explored the concept through dresses that conceal or reveal the body. Textural feathered effects, floaty organza and balloon sleeves created placement volume enhanced further by nipped in waists and structured bodices. Trailing ribbon trims and bow tied fastenings amplified the feminine feel.
As part of the celebration to mark the 10-year anniversary of creative director, Ditte Reffstrup, Ganni’s SS20 show returned to the tennis court of the Hotel Mecure with a collection that of masculine-meets-feminine pieces reflective of the modern woman. Styling dresses with blazers and flat shoes, introducing longline shorts and a reinvention of the wrap dress were standout motifs of the collection that blended tailoring with pretty statement florals and updated animal prints. The label’s pop-up concept, The Ganni Kiosk, made a reappearance, featuring upcycled Ganni favourites such as shirts and bucket hats, re-dyed and customized in a project designed to extend the garment lifespan.
Stine Goya channeled their female empowerment ethos onto the runway via a link-up with female-centric dating app Bumble, casting five users to act as models for the collection. Alongside them, ballroom dancers replaced the professional models, offering a diverse catwalk lineup. Vibrant colours, eclectic print combinations and exaggerated oversized silhouettes fused 1980’s power dressing with a disco era playfulness, from the voluminous or figure accentuating apparel, to the bold accessories and hosiery. Polka dots, retro florals and heart motifs were mixed and matched, accentuated by layered ruffles and tiering for a contemporary girlishness.