TOP AND ABOVE
LEFT: Ivan Grundahl. ABOVE
RIGHT: Gentlemen Take Polaroids. RIGHT:
Caan, one of the fur designers. FAR
RIGHT: Line Mo. (Photographed by Mikael Hjuler.)
CPH Vision has almost outgrown its premises. This season, CPH added a
second ﬂoor to accommodate more hip labels
CIFF is, after
CPD in Düsseldorf, the second
largest fashion fair in Europe, with 3,160 labels of clothing shoes,
leather goods and accessories exhibited. The looks for next winter,
developed by the Carlin International trend bureau in Paris, were
divided into four themes for the show: Scenario, Perception,
Coaching and Vertigo.
The trends featured glamorous 40s movie-star
shapes highlighted with gold and bronze mixed with simple 50s
lines, accentuated with graphic effects. The city looks were created
by mixing the traditional classics with sports- and street-wear,
and mixing material and colour. Street art graffiti, embroidered
ethnic and graphic patterns and shining disco colours are also part
of the København designers visions of winter 2004.
These were particularly well interpreted by Benedikte Utzon, Lysgaard
and Ivan Grundahl. Men’s labels that captured the Zeitgeist
were Matinique, Part Two 4 You,
Cottonfield and St Martins.
CPH Vision, which
houses the young, trendy designer fashions, has almost outgrown
its premises. Many foreign designers requested exhibition space,
especially in the streetwear section which has been enlarged. This
season, CPH added a second floor to
accommodate more hip labels.
Compared to CIFF’s
large, established clothes companies, new labels reside at
CPH in Øksnehallen, an old slaughterhouse,
now transformed into Europe’s most beautiful fashion venue. Øksnehallen
is located at Halmtorvet, formerly the red-light district of København
which, like similar regions in London, Paris and New York, has gentrified
and transformed into a hip area.