News__ Copenhagen Fashion Week II

August 09, 2011 | By

Maia Wojcik, NYC-based DJ, Brand and Fashion/Design Talent Scout, takes us to Copenhagen Fashion Week in a three part diary.

By yours truly, forever and always: Maia Wojcik

THURSDAY, 4 AUGUST:

I woke up Thursday morning with a hunger--a deep, unrelenting hunger, for fashion. I also had a strange craving for gardens, chairs, and I suppose, actual food. Luckily for me, I was headed to a breakfast reception to celebrate the opening of “Peter Jensen’s Muses,” an exhibition in the Designmuseum Denmark, which houses a massive collection of the most beautiful chairs on the planet. Hooray! Satiation imminent.

Peter Jensen's somewhat confusing show, Stine Goya's pregnant appearance and more from Diary: Copenhagen Fashion Week II below.


Peter’s exhibit was lovely, though ever so slightly confusing. If you’ve ever tried to make intelligent fashion commentary to a stranger, before realizing that stranger was a mannequin, then you would understand.

Chairs

After chatting with some more inanimate objects, I spent over an hour wandering through the rest of the museum. As a fan of mid-century modern furniture, and Danish design in general, I was breathless over the work by Arne Jacobson, Charles and Ray Eames, and other masters of this ilk. If you never thought chair could be so beautiful, it would make you break down and weep, you’re probably right. But you might come surprisingly close if you saw these.

Chairs

And more chairs

I forgot that fashion people don’t eat at events, so after the museum I stopped by a café and had the standard (read: only) option for brunch in Copenhagen, which includes, well, everything. Works for me!

Next on the agenda was the Ole Yde presentation at the Klassik Moderne Mobelkunst, a shop that sells, you guessed it, mid-century modern Danish chairs! Each model outfitted in the latest YDE collection was standing next to a piece of furniture. Just between us, I think I was paying a little more attention to the chairs, than the clothes. Oops. Also, did I mention that literally everyone in Copenhagen is blonde?


The opening look from the Stine Goya show

That evening, I was very excited for the Stine Goya show, definitely one of the more highly anticipated shows of CPH Fashion Week. TID-BIT-OF-GOSSIP-ALERT: Stine apparently used to date the “King” of Copenhagen, Henrik VIbskov, though they are no longer together. She is also massively pregnant. Cute!

All the models wore red-haired wigs with bangs, strikingly similar to Stine’s own ‘do. Perhaps being pregz just puts you in the mood to procreate?

After the show, we stopped by a really fun dinner slash party, where designers and press could gather, meet, eat, talk, and look amazing. They did just that, and I soaked in the sights, but forgot to take pictures--plus it was dark. Sorry!

More from Diary: Copenhagen Fashion Week coming soon! Read Diary Copenhagen Fashion Week I here.

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