DESIGNERS REMIX

Texas Tokyo

Images: PR

I dag er der én dag til, at vi kan vende kalenderbladet og byde sommeren velkommen. Butikkerne bugner af lækkert sommertøj fra danske designere og Designers Remix er bestemt ikke nogen undtagelse. Med topmodellen i front, er brandets spring/summer ’16 kollektion inspireret af et sammenstød mellem de amerikanske Sydstaters hede ørken og Tokyos pulserende og hektisk nerve. Ifølge Charlotte Eskildsen, chefdesigner og grundlægger af Designers Remixer resultatet en ørken geisha:

The American South State feeling is merged with the colorful skyline of the busy Japanese capital, Tokyo. With heavy references to the Dallas cowgirls of the 70s and to the stereotypical image of a Japanese schoolgirl, the main inspiration of the SS16 collection is the persona of a desert geisha.


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Summer is here! The Danish designers are once again offering us a tremendous amount of beautiful clothing that suits a nice summer tan. Starring model Kirstine Liljegren this season Designers Remix is inspired by the clash between the American Sounth State feeling and the dynamic vibe of Tokyo. Creative director Charlotte Eskildsen:

The American South State feeling is merged with the colorful skyline of the busy Japanese capital, Tokyo. With heavy references to the Dallas cowgirls of the 70s and to the stereotypical image of a Japanese schoolgirl, the main inspiration of the SS16 collection is the persona of a desert geisha.
The inspiration of the season is an imaginary coalition of two very different iconic
places combined in a wild and daring collection. The American South State
feeling is merged with the colourful skyline of the busy Japanese capital, Tokyo.
With heavy references to the Dallas cowgirls of the 70s and to the stereotypical
image of a Japanese schoolgirl, the main inspiration is the persona of a desert
geishainsinspirer

ELLE

ELLE Style Awards 2016

Printdesigneren Helene Blanche havde håndtegnet ELLE Style Awards smukke blomstermønster Fleurelle.
For fjerde år i træk, var FASHIONFLADEN med, da den danske modebranche sammen med et bredt udsnit af medie- og kulturpersonligheder var samlet til ELLE Style Awards 2016. 
Her blev de dygtigste danske modefolk, de bedste brands og de mest markante stilikoner kåret ved et storslået show i DR Koncerthusets smukke rammer, ledet af en særdeles veloplagt og humoristisk Peter Falktoft.
 
The values of the ELLE magazine are the ones of the free woman. Sådan sagde Frankrigs Ambassadør i Danmark François Zimeray, da vi mødte ham på den røde løber. Vi talte også med andre af aftenens prominente gæster. Læs med og mød dem alle!

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For the fourth year ELLE Denmark celebrated the Danish fashion industry with a magnificent award show. Besides the quote from the French Ambassador in Denmark,  François Zimeray this post is entirely in Danish. We hope that our English readers will enjoy the beautiful images taken by ELLE Denmark and our photographer Tobias Fonsmark. 
 
Vært Peter Falktoft og ELLEs chefredaktør Cecilie Ingdal Christiansen.
Foto: ELLE.dk 
Til FashionFladen sagde Peter Falktoft: 
For at være stilfuld skal man hvile i sig selv. Man skal aldrig tage noget på, man ikke kan bære. Det er en god regel.
       Hvordan føler du dig i aften?
 På dybt vand men velforberedt!
 
Regitze Christensen.
Foto: ELLE.dk
Modellen Regitze Christensen vandt prisen, Årets Model. Regitze gik 24 shows under de internationale S/S 2016-modeuger, og har skudt kampagner for modehuse som Dolce & Gabbana og Céline. Regitze var i højt humør, da hun fik overrakt prisen af de to tidligere vindere, Caroline Brasch og Nadja Bender, og takkede b.la sin mor: Du tager æren for mit udseende, du er smuk og lækker mor! 
 
 
Mads Nørgaard.
Foto: ELLE.dk
 
Nørgaard Paa Strøgets ikoniske t-shirt 101’eren vandt ELLEs læserpris Årets Uundgåelige, der gives til et design, en kampagne eller lignende som har domineret året og fået kvinder over det ganske land til at hoppe med på sin bølge. Vi mødte Mads Nørgaard på den røde løber, og spurgte ham, hvad 101-eren kan: 

 

 

 

 

Den er nem at forstå, én størrelse til en flad pris produceret her i Danmark. Og så er der rigtig mange piger, som er glade for at gå i den, fordi den er så let at have på, og den gør det bedste for deres krop.
 
Marlene Juhl Jørgensen vandt prisen, Årets Smykkebrand og designer Mark Kenly Domino Tan.
Foto: ELLE.dk  
Stylist og forretningskvinde Regitze Bay, der står bag webshoppen og butikken River and Raven vandt Årets CSR-Pris. Mark Kenly Domino Tan var også nomineret, og vi spurgte ham, hvad der i hans optik kendetegner bæredygtigt design:

 

 

 

 

Bæredygtigt design er en utrolig kompleks sag. For mig betyder det lang levetid, kvalitet og omtanke i forhold til, hvordan vi producerer vores metervarer og vores tøj. Og så synes jeg, det handler om opdragelse i forhold til forbrugeren – også i forhold til hvordan man behandler sit tøj.

 

Lotte Freddie.
Foto: Tobias Fonsmark
 
Fra model til moderedaktør. Gennem sit 80-årige liv, har moden været en livsstil for Lotte Freddie, der blev Årets Modeformidler 2016. Jeg skulle sidde på plads 13, men det gjorde ikke noget for seniors are the new black! Jokede en tydeligt rørt Lotte Freddie, da ELLEs redaktionschef Malou Wedel Bruun overrakte hende prisen. Foruden ELLE takkede Lotte Freddie sine 10 år ældre kolleger, Lise Nørgaard og Didder Rønlund: Uden dem havde jeg ikke stået her. Sagde hun. 
Før hun fik overrakt prisen, spurgte vi Lotte, hvad skal man kunne for at være  en god modeformidler: 

 

 

 

 

For det første skal man have en god viden om, hvad det handler om. Altså om mode og modens historie – om historie i det hele taget. Også skal man jo også være god til at skrive, det er meget vigtigt!
 
 
 
Gun-Britt Zeller.
Foto: Tobias Fonsmark
 

Modeentreprenør Pernille Teisbæk løb med prisen for Årets Stilikon 2016. It-frisøren Gun-Britt Zeller var også nomineret og til spørgsmålet: Har du et stiltip til hverdagsgarderoben? Svarede hun:
Jeg kan godt lide at købe tøj, som jeg kan bruge til alt. Det er altid enkelt, også kan jeg mikse det sammen. Hvis man træder op på høje sko, så bliver det noget andet.
 
 
 
Ole Yde i selskab med Rebekka Notkin. Hun i hans design.
Foto: ELLE.dk 
Ole Yde vandt prisen Årets Designer 2016 for sit feminine og elegante design: 
– Hvad skal man, ifølge dig kunne for at være en dygtig designer?

 

 

 

 

Man skal stole på sig selv. Og så skal man være konsekvent og turde blive ved.
       Hvad karakteriserer dit design?
En hyldest til kvinder og en hyldest til det at være feminin og stærk.
 
 
Francois Zimeray.
Foto: Tobias Fonsmark

Frankrigs ambassadør i Danmark, François Zimeray var også inviteret til ELLE Style Awards:
– How would you describe your relationship with ELLE Denmark?
I think that ELLE is part of the Danish way of life. Of the “art de vivre”. This art of living is something extremely important that we have to cherish and preserve. You can see how chaotic, uncertain and threatening the world is. We have to protect our values of freedom and vision of aesthetics. Our relationship between men and women and the celebration of femininity. These are the values represented by ELLE: The ones of the free woman. And today, the ELLE-galla is also the day of the opening of the conference Women Deliver – so for all these reasons, I think that ELLE is much more than a fashion magazine. It’s really a magazine of women’s freedom and dignity. ELLE Denmark is also a great alliance between Danish and French looks and values
Sine Wilstrup
Foto: ELLE.dk

Fotograf Sine Vilstrup vandt ELLE-Prisen, der gives til en eller flere personer, som i en årrække har ydet en helt særlig indsats for dansk mode. Du er en unik historiefortæller og du er stilsikker og ambitiøs som få. Roste ELLEs chefredaktør Cecilie Ingdal Christiansen. Signe Vilstrup sendte en tak til Trice Tomsen, grundlægger af Elite Models i Danmark: Trice fik mig i gang med at tage billeder efter uddannelsen, hvor jeg ikke syntes, det tekniske var noget for mig. Jeg blev piccoline på Elite Models, og hun bad mig tage billeder af de unge modeller.          
 
 
 
Herunder har vi samlet et udpluk af aftenens bedste billeder, taget af vores fotograf Tobias Fonsmark. Hvis du ikke kan få nok af ELLE Style Awards, så besøg ELLE.dk/elle-style-awards!
 
 
 
Model Caroline Brasch i samtale med fotograf Henrik Bülow der vandt prisen, Årets Mode- og Beautyfotograf.
Christiane Schaumburg-Müller O’Connor omringet af journalister. Hun overrakte Christoffer prisen Årets Mand.
Julie Zangenberg i interview med SE & Hør.
Andrea Elisabeth Rüdolf giver kindkys. 
Caroline Flemming og Tori Spelling.
Erik Brandt.
It-parret Mathilde Gøhler og Remee Jackman.
 
Sangerinde Mette Lindberg ankommer til festen.

 

Model Nadja Bender med champagne.
 
COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016

Dette indlæg er udelukkende på engelsk, Copenhagen Fashion Summits officielle sprog. Vi håber, vores danske læsere bærer over med os. 


On May 12th, the world’s largest and most important event on sustainable fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, took place. Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Copenhagen Fashion Summit highlighted the global fashion industry’s most innovative solutions to critical environmental, social and ethical challenges.
Hosted for the forth time, the theme of this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit was ‘responsible innovation’. The summit gathered 1.200 influential people representing 52 from all around the world.

Arrival hall
Source: Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Why sustainability?
According to our all time favourite website Wikipedia.org, sustainability means the capacity to endure; it is how biologicalsystems remain diverse and productive indefinitely. The fashion industry is globally facing social, ethical and environmental challenges and innovative ideas are necessary to ensure the future.
According to Copenhagen Fashion Institute, sustainable fashion is a good idea because:
 Fashion is one of the world’s largest industry
• Fashion is one of the most polluting industries globally
• Fashion utilizes labour in low-wage countries
• Fashion has the power to be innovative and communication
• Fashion can change costumers’ consumption patterns
Hosts Amber Velletta and Derek Blasberg
Source: Copenhagen Fashion Summit
Youth Fashion Summit & Educators Summit
Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) initiate, in corporation with Danish Fashion Institute and the Nordic Fashion Association, the third edition of Youth Fashion Summit ran from 9-12 May 2016. Youth Fashion Summit 2016 focused on the United Nations’ new Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) and provide more than 100 selected design, communication and business students from around the world the chance to show the fashion industry what changes will create a better future.
Without a doubt, educators are amongst the most potential and influential catalysts for change. The Educators Summit, held the evening before the Copenhagen Fashion Summit aimed to help teachers collectively advance their capabilities as catalysts for sustainable change by providing an open and stimulating space for teachers to exchange and explore their insights, ideas and best practices for integrating sustainability into teaching curriculums.
The speeches were held in DR’s Koncertsal
Source: Copenhagen Fashion Summit 

It starts with the good intention
For the fourth year Danish Fashion Institute managed to gather influential decisions makers, trend setter and opinion leaders from all over the world. For somebody truly interested in fashion, the attendance was impressive and among others fashion photographer Mario Testino, online Vogue’s international fashion editor Suzy Menkes and fashion entrepreneur Renzo Rosso were on the guest list. Renzo Rosso has been referred to as the “Jeans Genius” by Suzy Menkes and he is the president of the OTB Group.
At FASHIONFLADEN we are truly proud of Danish Fashion Institute playing a leading role in the discussion of sustainable fashion. But good intentions are not enough if we want to ensure the ecological system and the working conditions of the 75 millions workers, which globally are employed by the textile industry.
At the summit’s press conference the need for a conference comparable to the United Nations Climate Change Conference recently held in Paris was addressed. The “HIGG” index is de facto adapted by the industry and assesses sustainability throughout a product’s entire life cycle, from materials to end-of-life. But we need more than that: Global goals for sustainable change and an index available to the consumer, comparable to the Fair Trade certificate.
The Foyer during lunch
Source: Copenhagen Fashion Summit 

But are good intentions enough?
If the tone (especially in the speeches of some of the bigger companies) could sometimes get a bit self-congratulatory, founder and creative director of Eco Age Ltd. Livia Firth and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times Vanessa Friedman were two breaths of fresh air. Livia Firth in particular, dared to call out the industry on the massive amount of greenwashing that is happening, and ask the most important question of the evening: 
Is this all talk, or are you actually going to do something?
Vanessa Friedman equally criticised the industry, but she took a more subtle approach. A lot of the big companies talked about transparency, and the importance of baring it all on the costumer. Vanessa, however, pointed out a huge problem with this practice: The consumers have no idea what the companies are saying in the reports. She argued that while transparency is all well and good, you need to bring it to a level where the average costumer can relate to – and understand it. This point is extremely important, because a lot of the responsibility is in the hands of the consumers. It is the consumer who, ultimately, has the final say in whether a piece of clothing is bought, and it is the consumer who choses when to throw the garment away. Therefore, the industry desperately needs to educate the consumers, and equip them with the knowledge to take the right decisions.

One needs only to look at ZARA, which is currently the worlds biggest fashion company, to see that sustainability isn’t the main priority of most consumers – getting the newest of the new is.
This underlines the oxymoron that is sustainable fashion, because no matter how sustainable the process is, production of clothes is going to harm the planet. To actually be sustainable, the companies will have so sell less, better and more durable clothes and the consumers will drastically have to cut down on new purchases. And no matter how sustainable they’re claiming to be, the fashion companies have but one goal: To make you buy their stuff.

Vanessa Friedman delivering her speech
Source: Copenhagen Fashion Summit

FASHIONNEWS

Ivan Grundahl er død // Ivan Grundahl is dead

Ivan Grundahl. Designeren der i 1970’erne skabte sit eget modehus af international kaliber, blev i går fundet død i sit hjem, dagen efter sin 65 års fødselsdag. For Ivan Grundahl var hans metier hans liv, og i december 2015 fortalte han ELLEs Lotte Freddie, at “i virkeligheden er det en hobby – og dét er en blessing, at man har det sådan”.

Ivan Grundahl blev født i Nordjylland, og med sin skabertrang og glæde ved at tegne, trodsede han de nordjyske dyder og drog til København. Her blev han uddannet fra Danmarks Designskole i 1972, og formåede allerede i sin studietid, at komme i lære hos den dengang hypermoderne forretning BeeCee ejet af Birger Christensen. Trods modens skiftende luner, forblev Ivan Grundahl tro mod sin rebelske stil, hvor tyl og volumiøse silhuetter bar deres tydelige Grundahl-præg og slog sig fast som tidsløse investeringer til garderoben.

Vi vil savne Ivan Grundahls skikkelige person når han, modeshow efter modeshow, skålede til publikum med et glas rødvin i hånden.

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Yesterday, the iconic Danish designer Ivan Grundahl was found dead in his home, just one day after his 65th birthday.  
Ivan Grundahl was born in the northern part of Denmark but left his birthplace to become a fashion designer. He graduated from The Danish School of Design in 1972 and during his years as a student he worked for the store BeeCee, a high-end Copenhagen-store of the time.  
Throughout his career Ivan Grundahl stayed true to his design dna. The female body was the focus of his design and by means of tulle and voluminous silhouettes he managed to create a unique Grundahl-style.
We will miss Ivan Grundahl’s good nature when he showed up after his fashionshows greeting the audience with a glass of wine in his hand.