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Copenhagen Fashion Week teams up with Vestiaire Collective

After the recent ban of disposable plastic bottles — here’s the Danish fashion week next sustainable move.

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Words: Johan Magnusson

The French company is the leading global community for premium and luxury pre-owned fashion, claiming to carry a catalogue of 1,000,000 items. This week they team up with stylist and Fashion Director of RIKA magazine, Alexandra Carl, who’s curated a selection of men’s and women’s pieces from Vestiaire Collective’s global wardrobe as well as Danish brands such as Soulland, GANNI, and Stine Goya. Guests and participants of Copenhagen Fashion Week will be able to borrow this mix of pieces to wear to the shows. With the initiative, Vestiaire Collective aims to raise awareness of a conscious, circular approach to fashion where the lifespan of a garment is extended through resale and reuse.

— All pieces represent different obsessions I have: a lot of beige, good tailoring, little quirks, and a pop of color, says Carl.

— We are very excited to partner with Vestiaire Collective and together strengthen the reach and impact of our shared vision of sustainability in the fashion industry. Copenhagen Fashion Week is currently on a journey to intensify our sustainability efforts — both as an event and as an industry platform, and joining forces with a pioneering and inspiring international company like Vestiaire Collective opens up for many interesting opportunities in relation to the further development of our fashion week, says Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO Copenhagen Fashion Week.

— We are thrilled to partner with Copenhagen Fashion Week on their mission to create the most sustainable Fashion Week. Circularity is becoming increasingly important in the fashion industry and it's great to see how Copenhagen Fashion Week are truly focusing their efforts on driving change. Vestiaire Collective is pleased to support such an exciting initiative and encourage a wider audience to wear more pre-loved pieces through our presence at the event, says Sophie Hersan, Co-founder and Fashion Director at Vestiaire Collective.

The special lending suite is located at Hotel Skt. Petri in the heart of Copenhagen and open today, August 6, and tomorrow.

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