Fashion on the Baltic Sea
Every February and August, Copenhagen hosts the Nordic Region’s largest fashion event, Copenhagen Fashion Week. As industry movers and shakers get dressed and ready for a week of sartorial extravagance, the runways come alive with a diverse cast of fashion talents — Danish and International, new and established, classy and street.
Scandinavian fashion is known for its unique take on design, which marries modern elegance to playful aesthetics and conceptions of dress. A contemporary approach to fashions both feminine and masculine is expressed in fresh silhouettes, innovative fabrics and sharp colour schemes, all in unsurpassed qualities. These are only a few of the reasons why a large number of international buyers, designers and press attend Copenhagen Fashion Week twice a year. Of course, the other main attraction to see is Copenhagen itself. It’s a cosy yet metropolitan harbour city that offers a rich array of design venues, cultural events, shops, cafés, bars and nightlife.
The Official Show Venue of Copenhagen Fashion Week is at the City Hall of Copenhagen. The old and impressive architectural gem from 1905, located in the city centre, is highly attractive and popular, not only for outside visitors but also for the local Copenhageners. Due to the central location it is easy to reach, as well as facilitating easy and quick entrance and exit for the press and other participants. The collaboration with the City of Copenhagen plays an important part in making Copenhagen Fashion Week the biggest and most exciting fashion event in the Nordic Region.
During every Copenhagen Fashion Week, there’s a simultaneous Copenhagen Fashion Festival with events and venues that are accessible to fashion-interested consumers. Copenhagen Fashion Festival invites the public to join the fun during fashion week, when large parts of Copenhagen are transformed into a fashion Mecca of shows, exhibitions, concerts, trend shows, exclusive shopping and parties.