Update: you’ll now find all the looks are online along with all the catwalk pictures. You can see all the pictures at the bottom of the article, while the new pictures start here.
The sound of a steam train, were this editorial be able to communicate more then sight and words, would be a give away as to where I am. This is Copenhagen’s Central Station, and it’s is arched roof is leaking. That tells you that it’s raining outside, but thankfully each heavy drop falls far from me. It does, however, fall on the catwalk. The models walk on. Troopers.
We’re here for a very public showing of the CPH Vision Press Show, a show designed to raise awareness for Scandinavian newcomers and established brands aline and this showing is part of Copenhagen fashion week. A gathered crowd of the commuting public watches on for a glimpse of fashion normally held behind closed doors. And because it’s so public it’s the first oh-so-tempo catwalk of the day; impossibly long, perfectly shaped legs are pounding the concourse to an uptempo swing piece. Even a poodle has made an appearance. Despite all this the catwalk still belongs to one thing: detailed, layered, feminine autumn 2011 offerings. So what does Copenhagen and Scandinavia have in store for women for this year’s next cold spell?
Three key themes it would seem. And they’re all here, spread out over a show than encompasses no less then 53 different looks (with a few extra snuck into the final bows for good measure).
Opening to 1960‘s swing music the feel is a Sunday afternoon in Paris. It’s all elegance, fur and, who could forget, poodles. The 60s soon makes way for a Scandinavian take on the 1970s fashion revival and sexed up hair is complimented by tailored shorts, heavy knits and, naturally, wide leg pants. It’s the 70s done young, and in person it oozes sex appeal.
The 70s fades and the modern reigns albeit not supreme. And it’s black. So black, in fact, that this is a look that wouldn’t be amiss in Fashionising.com’s home town of Melbourne, where black is always in. Layered across the black, varied shades of grey felt make for a refreshing injection of colour, though it all plays second fiddle to the key mini dresses, leather skirts, and lace dresses dotted throughout. Sexed up, black can’t bore.
You can click on the thumbnails below for pictures from the autumn 2011 showing of the CPH Vision Press Show, with the pictures taking in behind the scenes and backstage shots. We’ll have more catwalk looks from the showing for you as they come to hand.