Barbara I Gongini AW16

COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK AW16 – An Illustrated Review

By Hemmersbach Studio. A creative studio based in Copenhagen and founded by Isabella Hemmersbach. “Menswear, layers and Scandinavian colours is what I come to think of when recollecting last week’s Copenhagen Fashion Week. As an illustrator I’m mostly fascinated with volumes, silhuettes, and styling details accentuating the looks.” – Isabella Hemmersbach

TONSURE AW16
TONSURE AW16
TONSURE AW16
TONSURE AW16

With the whole gender “blurrification” thing going on, it was refreshing to see that the new menswear brand Tonsure opened Copenhagen Fashion Week with lot’s of styles, I could see myself wearing. – Helped by Caroline Brasch Nielsen strutting down the runway along side the male models.

MAIKEL TAWADROS AW16
MAIKEL TAWADROS AW16

Also Maikel Tawadros played with gender stereotypes, sending Vincent Baier down his runway. His collection was a true highlight, with subtle velvet details, clean lines, and military elements. Maikel has come to stay.

LOVECHILD AW16
LOVECHILD AW16

A styling detail that stuck with me was the short sleeve over the long sleeved shirts. Which was a detail recurring at Tonsure, Baum und Pferdgarten, Lovechild 1979 and Ganni.

GANNI AW16
GANNI AW16
BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN AW16
BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN AW16

Likewise was the bomber jacket an on going theme, which make for a great silhouette especially when paired with cropped trousers as done in the Vibskov and Han Kjøbenhavn show.

VIBSKOV AW16
VIBSKOV AW16

On the other end of the scale there was Mark Tan and By Malene Birger, both amazing a creating feminine shapes, volumes that flatter the female body, and jewellery that make me crave for fall.

MARK KENLY DOMINO TAN AW16
MARK KENLY DOMINO TAN AW16
BY MALENE BIRGER AW16
BY MALENE BIRGER AW16

Lastly, it was a pure please to see the use of colour. Earthy, Nordic colours were prevailing, reminding of the Scandinavian furniture traditions. Especially Freya Dalsjö reinvented classic sets, such as the full on corduroy set in burnet red, the bomber jacket in Nordic green and purple with violently orange belted shoes. Of course black was well represented too, with Barbara I Gongini as the true master of black.

BARBARA I GONGINI AW16
BARBARA I GONGINI AW16
ASGER JUEL LARSEN AW16
ASGER JUEL LARSEN AW16

-ISABELLA-HEMMERSBACH-STUDIO

Værsgod, time to get yourself a piece of Scandinavian classic.

LALA BERLIN AW16
LALA BERLIN AW16

Text and artwork by Isabella Hemmersbach
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