Copenhagen Fashion Week spring/summer 2015 has finally arrived and Barbara I Gongini launched the week with a punk/goth extravaganza at the main show space in the City Hall. Later Veronica B Vallenes presented relaxed retro styles in the beautiful Royal Danish Academy of Music auditorium and Wali Mohammed Barrech took over an entire car park to show us his vision of vivid tech sportswear.
On day two of Copenhagen Fashion Week Ganni presented an elegant and sporty collection on a rooftop tennis court, Designers Remix got traditional on the slopes outside SEB Banken, and Han Kjøbenhavn created a toxic wasteland for his models to wade through. We also took a trip out to the Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition centre, where Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Scandinavia's biggest fashion fair, is taking place.
The final day of fashion week was all about the boys. Jean Phillip presented masked models in red and black casual tailoring, while the Nicklas Kunz collection was hip-hop streetwear with vests, hooded sweaters and basketball shorts. Asger Juel Larsen staged a rock concert for his show, with mod rockers strutting down the catwalk to a live band. Henrik Vibskov closed fashion week with a spectacular show featuring dancers from the Norwegian National Ballet performing on what looked like a stage of water. After the show no one could remember much about the clothes, so mesmerising was the dancing, but visions of signature Vibskov styles – avant-garde creations with tribal influences – permeate. Following the show, guests drank beer by the waterside on the island of Papirøen, getting into the spirit for the many closing parties taking place across the city this weekend.