The SS18 Copenhagen trade shows open their doors to an international contingent of exhibitors, buyers and press. At CIFF and Revolver, a curated mix of men’s and womenswear ranging from the conceptual to the contemporary is the focus for these showcase events. CIFF Kids also returns with an exciting brand list featuring both well-loved and emerging designers, that will be key in shaping the childrenswear market.
Image: Ciff, courtesy of Trendstop.
Running in conjunction with Copenhagen Fashion Week, the shows present a global roster while maintaining their uniquely Scandinavian aesthetic. Progression, innovation and cutting-edge ideas start a conversation into the future of fashion and its environmental impact. This season, Trendstop’s team are seeing a considerable rise in sustainable production techniques, new natural materials and unexpected wildlife influences that are certain to develop throughout 2018.
Image: Ciff Kids, courtesy of Trendstop.
Gracing CIFF’S main atrium, a collaboration from designer Abasi Rosborough and photographer Justin Brice Guariglia draws attention to the industry’s role in creating a more sustainable future. The conscious outdoor clothing collection is displayed against the dramatic ice floes and landscapes of Greenland to highlight environmental issues. The emergence of all-weather fashions for SS18 across the shows, highlights the growing need for transseasonal pieces that are able to adapt to a changeable climate as demonstrated by Vicious Venom’s directional yet practical fully waterproof bags.
Environmental influences continue into footwear and accessories with the innovative use of natural materials. At eco-luxe label Sydney Brown, fennel stalk fabrications offer a contemporary take on cork effect while sustainable maple, walnut and ebony wood brims reinvent the classic fedora at Wood Wilder, and Frei Clothing take historic wooden veneer interior panelling and transform it into sunglasses frames for the ultimate in limited edition eyewear.
For kids, the ocean is the place to be. Marine life conservation is bringing new character inspirations to chidrenswear, offering an alternative to traditional woodland or zoo animal motifs. Crab embroideries, fish soft toys and shark themed shoes complete with gill details confirm our SS18 Mini Maritime theme and expand the range of animal inspired graphics available in fresh and ingenious ways.
About The Shows
The Copenhagen men’s, women’s and kid’s trade shows will return for the Fall/Winter 2018-19 season in February.