The Copenhagen trade fairs will go into the next round next week. At CIFF, which will take place from January 29 to January 31 at its usual location, the Bella Center in Copenhagen, there will be a number of innovations.
For the first time ever, the Special Projects area will be open to the public, allowing visitors to experience and interact. One of these special projects is that CIFF will take a deeper look into sustainability within the fashion industry by collaborating with Lee. One goal of the project is to highlight how brands and consumers can alter the way they relate to old garments by creating the ability to repurpose old clothes and deadstock, which helps to address the issues of waste and obsolescence that trouble the industry. The collaboration will include installations and repair stations for worn garments called A.R.T. which stands for Alter Repair Transform.
Another special project is a joint collaboration with New York artist A$AP Nast. Together with the Pangea brand, the artist has created a collection of capsules under the name “Please Don't Pet.” The collection will be presented in a pop-up shop at CIFF and will be open to the public for the first time in the history of CIFF. During the three days, A$AP Nast x Pangea will offer an immersive experience with DJ sets and customization products in addition to the full range of the collaboration.
This year CIFF will also host a panel discussion in partnership with English-speaking platform the Scandinavia Standard, a platform on Scandinavian lifestyle, fashion, design and culture about “Diversity and Inclusion in Danish Fashion.” The panelists are Moussa Mchangama, former fashion editor and co-founder of In Futurum, Vincent Beier, model and gender activist, and Heidi Laura, journalist and podcaster. Actress and fashion personality Amelia Høy will moderate the discussion.
Another highlight this season is the introduction of CIFF Sporting. It should not be understood as a segment, but “a new conceptual way of experiencing a lifestyle across cultures,” according to the trade show organizers. Alongside a dedicated area for sporting brands, the coming CIFF F/W20-21 will also integrate events and collaborations. On January 30, CIFF will invite its community, buyers, brands and the local running clubs to a morning running session led by Eugene Tong–fashion consultant and co-founder of Old Man Run Club.
As in previous seasons, Revolver will present a wide range of progressive contemporary Scandinavian design-driven fashion brands mixed with like-minded quality brands from the rest of the world. The Revolver trade show takes place from January 29 to January 31 at its usual location, Revolver Village. Among the exhibitors are brands such as Gudrun & Gudrun, Rodebjer, Tonsure, Han Kjobenhavn, Wood Wood, Hope, Soulland, 7 Days, mfpen, Daily Paper and many more.