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Copenhagen Fashion Week SS18

August 13, 2017

Fashion | by Thomas Falkenstedt


It had so much female fashion, but the Nordic Region’s largest fashion event, Copenhagen Fashion Week, peppered a few strong men’s offerings into the mix for spring/summer 2018. Below are a few favourites.

Martin Asbjørn finds inspiration in the environment that surrounds him. The headquarters of Martin Asbjørn is situated in the old military neighbourhood in the heart of Copenhagen, close to some of the most impressive constructions of modern architecture. He is fascinated by the male attributes and how the modern man is portrayed in music and in films.

HALO released the Boot Camp collection for spring/summer 2018 at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Everyday life in the Special Forces revolves as much around discipline and precision as it does around hard physical exercise. Actions repeated to perfection and optimal gear are part of the arsenal when a unit goes into battle. The Boot Camp collection was designed for life behind enemy lines.

The name Henrik Vibskov is most commonly associated not only with a fashion label, but a multitude of twisted yet tantalizing universes created in relation to each collection. Panopticon And On, The Transparent Tongue, The Stiff Neck Chamber, The Bathtub Observer and The Spaghetti Handjob are just a few titles of shows Henrik Vibskov has produced lately, each title referring to a different but equally mesmerizing world and set of logic. As a fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has produced more than twenty collections since he graduated from Central Saint Martin’s in 2001, and aside from Copenhagen Fashion Week, he is currently the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of Paris Men’s Fashion Week, which he has been on since January 2003.

We also passed by the Gram presentation for shoes and booze. Gram is all about making sophisticated sneakers. They create footwear that fills the gap between sneakers and traditional shoes. Their roots lie in the Scandinavian design aesthetic; design with clean lines and attention to details. The brand is centred around the concept of weight, with each model being named after the first sample’s weight in grams.

Han Kjøbnehavn was founded in 2008 in Copenhagen and focuses on simplicity, timeless design and handicraft. This is something they wanted to change this season by adding more dramatic features to the collection as well as tailoring – quite unusual to Scandinavian minimalism.

Photographs by Thomas Falkenstedt

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