Copenhagen Fashion Week welcomes new and innovation-driven names in SS24 lineup
The official show schedule sees many newcomers, including new designers in the CPHFW NEWTALENT programme as well as the winner of the newly announced Zalando Visionary Award.
June 09, 2023
The SS24 edition encompasses 31 brands which have been selected both from fashion design criteria as well as a full value chain perspective, as they have been screened against Copenhagen Fashion Week’s 18 so-called Minimum Standards. They’re part of the organisation’s Sustainability Requirements framework which is now mandatory for the showing brands to comply with.
— Continuing on our debut season of the Sustainability Requirements, we are greatly excited to showcase brands for this upcoming spring/summer edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week that are living up to our Minimum Standards, says Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO. From brands that are new to our schedule to those who have been part before, it is notable their dedication to operate more responsibly. Furthermore, as we are welcoming several newcomers this edition, it is apparent that we remain attractive not only in the Nordic brands but also beyond.
The talent support scheme, CPHFW NEWTALENT, presents four brands at the official show schedule. Continuing from last season are Latimmier and P.L.N.. As finalist of the Wessel & Vett Fashion Prize 2022, Nicklas Skovgaard and his 80-year-old loom will join CPHFW NEWTALENT, with Rolf Ekroth debuting this season within the lineup. For this coming edition, MLGA will be awarded the CPHFW NEWTALENT One To Watch slot that will see her present her forthcoming collection.
Zalando Visionary Award, previously Zalando Sustainability Award, highlights creativity, innovation, positive social impact, and ”the makers of the future”. The first iteration of the award is given to London-based Paolina Russo, who’s receiving a prize of 50,000 euros and a slot in the official show schedule. The brand’s versatile knitwear collections combine artisan techniques with industrialised manufacturing, aiming to bridge the gap between heritage craftsmanship and technology.
Copenhagen Fashion Week is taking place from 7-11 August.