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Street attitude from Nicklas Kunz

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Nicklas Kunz viste sin SS17 kollektion en uge efter, at Københavns modeuge-ræs var overstået. Den populære klub Bakken i Kødbyen dannede ramme for eventen, og som modeller havde Nicklas castet sine venner og venners venner. Resultatet var et råt, gade-drenge udtryk anno 2016: Robuste jersey-styles, gennemarbejdede sweats og detaljeret beskårede bukser, parret med skræddersyede bomberjakker og læderfrakker, som er Nicklas Kunz’ kendetegn.
Som inspirationskilde havde Nicklas Kunz kigget mod afrikanske, urbane stammer og overgangsritualet “rites of passage”, der markerer en ændring: Når drenge bliver til mænd, og går fra at være et sted i livet, til at tage hul på det næste kapitel.
Favorit styles var Nicklas forskelligartede jakkestyles. Her formåede han på super cool vis at kombinere materialer som læder, pels og jersey med et super cool udtryk som resultat. Vi er spændte på at se mere fra Nicklas i fremtiden!
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Nicklas Kunz threw his SS17 fashion show the week after Copenhagen Fashion Week had ended. As his model cast Nicklas made friends and friends off friends do the catwalk, and the result was an attitude full of street creditability.  
Nicklas had looked to urban African tribes for inspiration and the ritual ”rites of passage”, that marks a turning point in life: When boys become men and have to face new challenges.

Our favourite styles were Nicklas’ different take on jackets, which he with a clever mix of materials: leather, fur and jersey succeed at creating a super cool final result. We are excited to follow Nicklas in the future!

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Kari Traa x The Wolf Pack Gym

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Bliv klar til at komme i form! Tidligere på måneden blev FashionFladens Pernille inviteret til træningssession med Kari Traa x nyåbnede The Wolf Pack Gym. Det norske sportsbrand er startet af den tidligere skiløber Kari Traa, som ønskede at lave tørt, varmt og komfortabelt sportstøj til kvinder, der holder uanset hvilken træningsform du vælger. 

Hos The Wolf Pack Gym træner man efter professionelle principper, og som de skriver i deres (unfinished) manifest: Hvis du vil ændre dig krop, så må du svede! 

The Wolf Pack Gym opfordrer os til at reflektere over, hvorfor vi træner, og de skriver: 

Alt for meget træning handler om stramme baller og sixpack. Det handler for meget om det ydre og alt for lidt om det indre, men det er jo præcis det indre, der giver dig styrke, der giver dig ægte værdi, der får dig til at vokse som menneske.

Se de flotte (og svedige!) billeder fra træningen med Kari Traa x The Wolf Pack Gym og check Kari Traas nye efterårskollektion ud.
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Get ready to get fit! FashionFladen’s Pernille was earlier this month invited to a training session with the Norwegian women’s wear sport brand Kari Traa at the newly opened gym The Wolf Pack Gym. Kari Traa is highly recognized for its unique baselayers and offers a wide collection of styles with different qualities, designs as well as innovative technical fabrics. It was the professional skier Kari Traa from mountainous Norway who started the brand to create sports wear that can keep you warm, dry and comfortable regardless of your choice of activity. 

At The Wolf Pack Gym you train like a professional; as they write in their (unfinished) manifest: 

It has to hurt if you want to change your body! 

The Wolf Pack Gym want you to reflect upon your reasons to train – often there is too much focus on the external appearance and we tend to forget to think about the inner reasons of why we train. But often it’s the inside that gives us strength, true value and makes us grow as human beings. Check out the cool AW16 campaign from Kari Traa and the images from the Kari Traa x The Wolf Pack Session!

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Sonia Rykiel has died

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I dag torsdag d. 25. august kunne Sonia Rykiels datter Nathalie bekræfte at hendes mor, den ikoniske franske designer Sonia Rykiel er død 86 år gammel. 

Sonia Rykiel blev i 1970’erne kendt i Paris for sin farverige, stribede strik der talte fans som Birgitte Bardot og Audrey Hepburn. Sonia Rykiel overlod i 2014 posten som chefdesigner for mærket til Julie de Libran, som i samarbejde med datteren Nathalie vil føre modehuset videre. 
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Today Thursday August 25 daughter of Sonia Rykiel Nathalie confirmed that the French designer has died at the age of 86. 
In the 1970’ties Sonia Rykiel became famous for her colorful, striped knitwear and women like Birgitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn were among her fans. In 2014 Sonia Rykiel handed over the position as creative director to Julie de Libran who in collaboration with Nathalie will be taking over the label.   

Sonia Rykiel x H&M in 2010

Sonia Rykiel were famous for her chick stribes

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FRI.day celebrates Copenhagen!

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Soulland har en nyhed dette efterår! I samarbejde med Nike SB præsenteres kollektionen FRI.day, inspireret af Københavns afslappede stemning og sensommervibe. Den professionelle skater Eric Koston og Silas Adler, chefdesigner og grundlægger af Soulland har udviklet kollektionen i fællesskab, og resultatet er et cool storby look, man kan bruge, uanset om man er skater eller ej. Som gammel skater er Silas Adler indikeret fan af Eric Koston, og begrejstringen er gensidig:

“I was honoured and excited to be able to work together with Silas and Soulland on this collection. I’m a fan of Copenhagen as well as Silas’ design aesthetic, throw in the fact that he’s a skateboarder and it’s a perfect t! 

Siger Eric Kostonn i forbindelse med lanceringen. Kollektionen kan findes i udvalgte butikker eller på Soullands webshop.


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Soulland and Nike SB are sharing some good news this fall! A collaborative project for skateboard professional Eric Koston has resulted in the FRI.day collection, that can be found in selective stores and at Soulland.com. As a former skateboarder Silas Adler, founder of Soulland was thrilled when Eric and Nike asked him to collaborate and Eric expressed the same entusiasme:  

“I was honoured and excited to be able to work together with Silas and Soulland on this collection. I’m a fan of Copenhagen as well as Silas’ design aesthetic, throw in the fact that he’s a skateboarder and it’s a perfect t!”

The FRI.day is a tribute to the city vibe of Copenhagen where you can jump on your bike and be anywhere in a mater of minuts. The FRI.day collection reminds us to relax and enjoy our time off – Whether we are skateboarding or not. 

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Will meat become a legend?


Images: Copenhagen Fashion Week


Henrik Vibskov SS17, Kødbyen, 10. august, Copenhagen Fashion Week 


Med sin SS17 kollektion lod Henrik Vibskov (endnu en gang) modsætninger mødes. Denne gang med kød i fokus for et vulgært clash af salami og slagterstemning.

Men der var mere til det, end denne salamifest. Henrik Vibskov stilled skarpt på et af tidens vigtigste spørgsmål: Vi er vokset op med kød, men flere og flere eksperter anbefaler, at vi bliver vegetarer: Vil kød på middagsbordet en dag blive en legende, som vi fortæller vores børnebørn om? Eller måske kun noget, vi spiser ved højtider? Ingen ved det endnu, men Henrik Vibskov fangede problemstillingen og gjorde den til sin egen.  

For at understrege designinspirationen gjorde ”Team Vibs” brug af asiatisk ikonografi og skabte doughnuts- og pølseprints i et næsten poetisk udtryk. Designeres DNA er med åerne blevet mindre rebelsk, hvilket afspejler mærkets kommercielle linje. Alligevel kan Henrik Vibskovs design altid kendes på de finurlige referencer til aktuelle samfunds emner, som han mestre at afspejle på sin helt egen “Vibskovske” måde. 


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With his SS17 collection (and as he has done before) Henrik Vibskov unveiled a beautiful, yet disturbing world where opposites meet. This time the theme was centred on meat: vulgar baloney and salami all over the place.
Thus Henrik Vibskov presented a question known to most people: We are brought up eating meet but in a time when many experts call for vegetarianism will meat once become a legend we tell our grandchildren or only eat for Christmas?

Vibskov had used
Asian crests iconography, balance and harmony that was reflected in artworks for print and knit. The unique calligraphy method portrayed doughnuts and sausages in an almost poetic interpretation.
The Henrik Vibskov design DNA has certainly become less rebellious over the years. The lines has been simplified and thus the design more commercial. What characterises Vibskov – and makes him outstanding is his unique inspirational sources and he masters the art of drawing attention to contemporary society while showcasing it in his own quirky universe. 

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Still a way to go

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Maikel Tawadros SS17, Søetatens Pigeskole, 10. august, Copenhagen Fashion Week 

Maikel Tawadros viste sin “mest wearable kollektion til dato” på Søetatens Pigeskole efter at have modtaget kritik for sine tidligere kollektioner. De var for konceptuelle og svære at sælge, lød det.  Kollektionen hentede sin inspiration i ”the beauty that can be found in the feeling of fear”, og referencer til Maikel Tawadros mentorforløb med Peter Ingwersen, i forbindelse med designkonkurrencen Dansk Design Talent – Magasin Prisen, kunne tydeligt spores. Dels havde Maikel Tawadros strammet sit look op, og den mørke farvepallette har også været Peter Ingwersens favorit.
Da Maikel Tawadros præsenterede sin AW16 kollektion var det med et skræddersyet look inspireret af 1940’ernes uniformer.  SS17 kollektionen stak i en hel anden retning, hvilket måske skyldes, at Maikel Tawadros har lyttet for meget til sin mentor og for lidt til sin egen mavefornemmelse. For fremtiden vil vi gerne se en klarere design DNA fra Maikel Tawadros, hvis kollektioner lige nu skifter som en kamæleon.
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Maikel Tawadros presented his ”most wearable collection to date” after having meet criticism for being too conceptual in his design approach. The collection was inspired by  “the beauty that can be found in the feeling of fear”. Tawadro’s mentorship with Peter Ingwersen (known from Noir and Day Birger et Mikkelsen) for the design contest Dansk Design Talent – Magasin Prisen was visible in his more commercial approach to the SS17 collection working with a dark colour scale and sharp cuts. 

The mentorship with Peter Ingwersen has certainly directed Maikel Tawadros’ design to become more commercial but he still has a long path ahead of him before he truly finds his very own design dna. His AW16 collection, which presented a tailored look inspired by uniforms of the 1940’ties was miles from the SS17 looks. In the collections to come, we would like to see just a little more coherence in his designs. 

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Well done RANDY

RANDY SS17, 12. august, ANDERSEN’S, Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Det nyere danske mens wear brand RANDY er stiftet af Adrian Soelberg i 2015, og fremviste fredag SS17 kollektionen. Location var ANDERSEN’S Contemporary i Bredgade, hvilket skabte rammerne til et ret intimt, lyst og nærværende møde med tøjet.

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Though and Charming

HÆRVÆRK SS17,12. august, Alice in Wonderland, Copenhagen Fashion Week

Ved at invitere til åbent show på skate ramperne i Alice In Wonderland (Christiania) – havde Niels Gundtoft Hansen sat rammerne for hans SS17 kollektions fremvisning. Stole var erstattet med klassiske mælkekasser, og hele rummet var meget autentisk og råt. Med et tilhørende råt beat åbnede dørene sig og ud kom en lille undergrunds hær af HÆRVÆRK-klædte unge mennesker.

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The black end implies a new beginning

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Barbara I Gongini SS17, 11. august, Refshaleøen, Copenhagen Fashion Week

At der er grønt på Færøerne er i følge Barbara I Gongini en myte – for det meste befinder man sig i et tåget landskab af grå nuancer, og måske derfor er den færøske designers kollektioner altid mørke. Da vi anmeldte Barbara I Gonginis AW16 kollektion funderede vi over, hvor mange nuancer af sort man kan fremtrylle. Sort er nemlig kunstnerens dna, hendes streg og genkendelighed. Som hun skriver i sin pressemeddelelse: “Black is the end, but the end always implies a new beginning”.

SS17 kollektionen markerede designerens 25. women’s wear kollektion og 8. men’s wear. Barbara I Gongini tager udgangspunkt i sine materialers funktionalitet, og udforsker hvordan de kan bruges i forskellige sammenhænge. Her er der ikke tale om trends, og styles fra tidligere kollektioner tages op igen, og bruges på nye måder. Desuden er Barbara ikke bange for at eksperimentere med klassiske styles som f.eks. trench coaten, der blev bundet om livet på modellerne og brugt som en form for underdel. Monies stod for de smukke, skulpturelle smykker og den kæmpemæssige lagerbygning på Refshaleøen satte rammerne for et gennemført show, der understregede at Barbara I Gongini er en kunstner.  


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Many people think that the Ferry Islands are pure, green landscapes but according to the Faroese designer Barbara I Gongini this is a myth – most of the time you find yourself surrounded by shades of grey and that might be the reason why Barbara I Gonginis collections are dark and black. As she writes in the SS17 press release: “Black is the end, but the end always implies a new beginning”.

The SS17 collection revealed the 25th female collection and 8th male collection from Barbara’s hand. As the point of departure Barbara I Gongini takes her materials into considerations and explores how the garment can be worn in different ways. Her sustainable and anti-trend approach allows her to recycle designs from previous collections and re-use them for new collections. Furthermore Barbara is not afraid of experimenting with design classics such as for instance the trench coat, which had been twisted around the waist of a model and thus turned into some kind of skirt. The look were supported by sculptural jewellery designed by Monies and the enormous storage building at Refshaleøen set the scene for a show, which underlined Barbara I Gongini’s status as an artist. 

  


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The well-balanced Scandinavian woman

House of Dagmar SS17, 11. august 2016, Børsen, Copenhagen Fashion Week

Det svenske prisvindende modebrand House of Dagmar, som har vist shows ved Stockholm Fashion Week indtil nu, viste sig frem i København torsdag med show på den altid smukke Børsen. Med en vision om at markere sig stærkere internationalt, førte de tre søstre bag brandet os ind i deres univers af smukke snit, solide materiale og fine detaljer.

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