Ganni Spring Summer 2015
Copenhagen Fashion Week is a feast for the style-hungry - especially for the Spring / Summer shows. Can you think of a better city (supposedly the happiest city to live in, on earth!) than this Danish one: warm, sunny and green, filled with tall, tanned blondes nipping from show to show on their bicycles? And all clad in supremely sexy, scandi-cool ensembles, androgynous Acne pieces and teeny-tiny minimal jewellery. We fell a little in love, and here's just a few reasons why...
1. Ganni SS15 (pictured above)
After following a concrete hotel staircase and emerging onto a fresh, clay tennis court we were greeted by handsome Danes, dishing out sophisticated (read: vodka) slushies in paper cups. We took a courtside seat as ushers in tennis whites beavered around seating bloggers, editors and journos. The collection was a sports luxe fantasy: mod-ish zippered jackets in crisp white, navy cotton pencil skirts and paper thin trenches were offset by models in floating garden print gowns which were as pretty as they were nonchalantly cool. These clothes weren't about trends - they were about luxurious basics that looks effortlessly cool: the definitive Danish look we soon learnt.
2. We went Peanuts for Peter Jensen
One of our favourite designers - London-based, Danish-born Peter Jensen - took us out for a long and languid dinner at the Nordic restaurant Kjøbenhavn. We ate a menu of Peter's favourite foods (fresh spring peas were a recurring feature), with each dish based on a different element of the city from its bridges to its numerous rivers. We were all there to celebrate his new collaboration PJ x Peanuts: a range of clothing, accessories and homewears all adorned with adorable girls from the cartoon strips, with Peter's trademark touch of quirky cuteness. We totally wanted to steal these pretty little plates.
3. Designer's Remix SS15
Designer's Remix Spring Summer 2015 [pics: theurbanspotter]
We were introduced to the wonders of Designer's Remix. These golden maidens stalked the catwalks like modern day Vermeer muses in soft organic linen, cotton and the odd pair of leather dungarees. We couldn't envy these milky skinned beauties and their minimal utility wear any more...
4. A tea party with Kranz & Ziegler's STORY jewellery
Meanwhile, at the Frederiksborg castle on the other side of town, a tea party fit for a queen (or, perhaps, a Dauphine who likes cake) tempted us somewhat. Between spectacular cakes and patisserie confections stood punky, boyish-looking models festooned in the new collections from Danish brand Story jewellery. Our favourite pieces were the delicate black diamond-like rings, and mini hoop earrings fit for a rock chick.
5. Flats, glorious flats!
Backstage at Ganni & Designer's Remix [pics: theurbanspotter]
Whilst we were most definitely impressed by the editors cylcing in their heels - we, and the catwalks, couldn't get enough of flats. Every kind of chunky sandal and sneaker imaginable helped to sum-up the modesty of androgynous chic that was huge in Copenhagen, both on and off the catwalk. Embrace the comfy flat! You don't need to tell us twice...
6. Baum und Pferdgarten
Baum und Pferdgarten Spring Summer 2015
More luscious sports luxe came in the shape of the Baum und Pferdgarten show. Soft neoprene sweatshirts looked adorable with floaty girly skirts whilst track pants came in the most sophisticated silks. If anything could convince you to add a few mannish touches to your look, it's these glossy girls in their messy up-dos. Chic.
7. Danish design (+ our uber cool hotel)
We gorged on Danish design and mid-century furniture at our beautiful little bolt-hole, the Hotel SP34. Every corner was elegantly rounded and we just couldn't get enough of the rough-hewn pottery. Can we go back now please?