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Creative Misfit

Show review: Unfair

Published on February 8th, 2009


Copenhagen Unfair

Copenhagen Unfair is a small, alternative fashion fair and yesterday five young designers showed their collections in one show. Unfair is located in Copenhagen’s raw, trashy meatpacking district, Kødbyen. The models’ faces were painted with scary grins, creating an extremely dark mood reminiscent of Heath Ledger’s Joker character in Christopher Nolan’s latest batman movie. The brand Asfalt showed happy harlequin colors in stark contrast to the styling, and Tolsing showcased the stewardess from hell and some really cool drop-crotch pants for girls. Screwed put out a look of baseballpreppy hip-hop, Art For The Common Man presented t-shirts and sweatshirts with artsy prints, and finally, Veronica Vallenes, whose collection seemed to be the most coherent and well defined, gave us a fresh take on tailored jackets for women, with loose fits and pantsuits as the dominating element. Creating an engaging show with five young and different designers is truly an impossible task; however, there was a number of really cool items, and having an alternative scene for the very small designers is indeed important. The lack of attention given to this event was what made it unfair.

Spread from Dansk Daily (pdf)


See also: Freaking Fashion Week, Show review: Soulland, Show review: Cheap Monday,


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