‘CIFF’ UNVEILS STELLAR SHOWCASE OF EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED DESIGNERS, NOTES DU NORD AMONGST OTHERS
Last week, in the lively heart of Copenhagen, the first-ever CIFF x Revolver joint fashion show took place. From August 9th to 11th, the two fashion giants teamed up to create something special under the vision of "One Copenhagen." During the largest fashion fair for Northern European Market, The Bella Center Copenhagen was turned into a massive fashion hub, showcasing over 800 fashion brands across a sprawling 20,000 square meters.
Amidst the excitement of Copenhagen Fashion Week, the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) took center stage, presenting its audience of local and global guests, as well as the watchful eyes of the press, with a fashion show experience.
Decked out with an eye-catching set design, the runway hosted models sporting designs that showcased the creativity of both fresh faces and established names in the fashion scene participating in the fair this year. The list of brands this season was like a gathering of stars, mixing Scandinavian favorites with cool brands from around the world. Well-known names like Holzweiler, Snowpeak, Soulland, American Vintage, Red Wings, and Universal Works were joined by newcomers like CDLP, Barbour, Drykorn, and Viktoria Chan – all making their vibrant debuts this season. The lineup was a great mix, featuring local gems that had become synonymous with the Copenhagen Fashion Week lineup – names like Wood Wood, Henrik Vibskov, A.Roege Hove, Marimekko, Lovechild 1979, and 7 Days Active. Among the brands was Notes du Nord, a Danish fashion brand presenting a contemporary take on femininity.
Founded by Sara Sode, Notes du Nord is a brand for a powerful woman. The brand’s designs are tailored for women who are resolute in avoiding compromises and rejecting limitations. Seamlessly transitioning from the role of a carefree socialite to that of a dedicated career woman, and from a loving mother to a romantic partner, these layers are carefully cultivated throughthe brand’s vision. Meticulous attention to detail, utilization of quality materials, and a harmonious interplay between feminine and masculine design elements collectively characterize each installment within the Notes du Nord collection. Sara Sode, the visionary behind the brand, emphasizes the importance of aesthetics and beauty, expressing a desire to foster empowerment among women. Her aspiration is for women to radiate confidence and grace within their own skin. She presented her vision and a preview of her new collection at CIFF.
Adding a unique touch to the CIFF fashion show was Danish installation artist FOS. FOS’s art looked at how our surroundings and human connections come together, exploring how objects and spaces shape who we are in society. The artworks were a mix of experiences, using elements from his past works, including materials from Celine’s SS16 show, further emphasizing the important role of upcycling in Scandinavian design.
Founded in 1993, CIFF has since become a powerful force in the international fashion scene as the longest-running trade event for the Northern European Market, hosting more than half a million visitors and 10.000 exhibitors over the years.