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3 things not to miss at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Royal sneakers, Scandi minimalism, and one of Denmark’s finest menswear brands back on the show schedule in our preview.

Words: Stefanie Ravelli

Early days of spring

This contemporary ready-to-wear brand have modernized menswear classics since 2015 and is back at Revolver and the Copenhagen catwalk. This season the Designer and Creative Director Sigurd Bank injects the SS20 collection with the transition from winter to spring, communicated through colors and wearability. It’s still playful and traditional — in other words Scandi minimalism at its best.

Back on the runway track

Revolver wasn’t enough for Samsøe & Samsøe this season — for the first time in years they’re back at Copenhagen Fashion Week to present their SS20 with a runway show. The collection circles around a human-centric approach to fashion. It’s simple, functional yet timeless and sends a nostalgic nod to the Danish Modern design movement, an era that gave us many of our modern wardrobe staples. Versatile pieces that remain sartorial building blocks underpin the importance of well-made clothing. Just like the design movement, new materials shape the collection’s styles: clean lines, high-quality materials and fusing workwear with streetwear, creating a utilitarian edge. It blurrs the line between how pieces are worn: shirts become jackets, knits become tees and trousers and shorts resemble skirts at first glance.

Royal sneakers

Worn by both the Swedish Olympics team and the King, Tretorn brings back a blast from the Olympic past: the sneakers from the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City. The brand is launching a tribute version of the sneaker with a mix of an old-school feel and contemporary eco elements just in time for summer 2020 Olympics in Japan. It’s made in high quality eco-leather, natural rubber soles, and an updated comfort, fit and design. The Swedish King (Crown Prince at the time) was on the cover of Tretorn’s staff magazine called ’Skohornet’ wearing the Olympic sneaker. Clearly taken from the 60’s Mods wardrobe, with oversized fishtail parkas, 3-buttons blazers, car coats and the polo shirt.

mfpen, Samsøe & Samsøe, and Tretorn are all showing SS20 at Revolver in Copenhagen this week