Copenhagen Fashion Week – Spring Summer 2016 – An Illustrated Review

Illustrator Isabella Hemmersbach from Copenhagen has shared her favourite women’s looks from last week’s Copenhagen Fashion Week.  ”I’ve  tried to capture the essence of the Spring Summer 2016 looks by finding the read threads and pick the looks I find visually the most attractive.”

Anne Sofie Madsen

Anne Sofie Madsen staged a performance together with Danish poet Esben Weile Kjær. The look illustrated is from her Pre collection, but nonetheless, one of the strongest pieces presented this fashion week.

Barbara I Gongini

Barbara I Gongini knows her black. I find this silhouette very elegant.

Freya Dalsjö

Freya Dalsjö is clearly one of the biggest up and coming talents in Copenhagen right now. Not afraid of reinventing herself, she dived into the 70s, flared trousers and brings back the flower earring. I love the contrast between the grid,  the flower earring and the flared trousers.


Ganni is one of the contemporary brands who are having a moment right now. Very wearable pieces all of them, I liked this intro look the most.

La La Berlin

La La Berlin was showing in Copenhagen for the first time. I find the collection very elegant and the look fits very well with the silhouette from Barbara I Gongini.


Lovechild shows us how to wear the scarf this season. Sometimes simple is better  than complicated.

Maikel Tawadros

Maikel Tawadros is another of the up and coming brands. More goth than the rest, but still inventive, I love how he manages to work with two as crass colours as red and black.

Mark Kenly Domino Tan

Mark Kenly Domino Tan is another favourite of mine. He just know how to create looks that make women look strong and beautiful. This dress is a clear favourite.

Nicholas Nybro

Nicholas Nybro is, along with Maikel Tawadros, Tonsure and Tatiana Andersen Camre, nominated for the Dansk Design Talent Magasin Prisen. Hence he is a name to watch. His debut show closed with this gorgeous look. Perhaps little wearable, I love this bunch of hay.

Saks Potts

As you might have noticed by now, the up and coming designers were the ones dominating the show calendar this season. Also Saks Potts had their debut this summer, and even though the reviews were mixed, I loved this particular dress.

Henrik Vibskov

Last but not least, Henrik Vibskov always delivers. His shows are always amazingly beautiful and his silhouettes are increasingly grown up. This particular look I fell in love with because of the nice lining in the shirt, and the relaxed but elegant skirt. And the shoes, who doesn’t love the shoes dipped in three different buckets of painting!

Illustrations and text by Isabella Hemmersbach