Captained by Cecilie Thorsmark and her brilliant team, the CPHFW has acquired its own strong personality with very clear values that serve as the axis of this celebration of the Nordic catwalk. We could start by highlighting the great investment in sustainability that already began in past seasons but that has shone more than ever in this edition, both on the catwalk and behind the scenes. “Copenhagen Fashion Week is the cultural and commercial meeting place of the Nordic fashion industry. This gives us the responsibility and the potential to create impactful change in the industry at large,” is what Thorsmark told us. The organisation's effort to be consistent with its message and make substantial changes in the execution of the events has been a success and encourages the fashion industry to make these necessary changes.
Changes that not only refer to sustainability, but we have also experienced how the diversity of casting – which has long been in place, but still seems more symbolic than a reality – took an important role on the catwalks in, if not all, most of the shows. This fresh air that presides over the CPHFW is also driven by emerging designers who have used their space to verify the importance of new looks in fashion (and in all sectors). Although it is difficult to choose among so much talent, we have selected six proposals, both emerging and consolidated, that have caught our attention.