Global fur cooperation kick-starts Copenhagen Fashion Week

19 January 2016Fashion & Lifestyle

Emneord Kopenhagen StudioImagine Talents

Imagine

For the second consecutive year, Kopenhagen Fur jumps the gun and opens Copenhagen Fashion Week with the major international fashion show 'Imagine Talents', where young, creative designers from around the world show their views on future fur fashion.

 

The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) will once again provide the setting for the fur show, which will exude creativity, innovation and craftsmanship.

For several months, Kopenhagen Fur together with design students from leading universities from all over the world has been working hard to get the fur styles ready for Copenhagen Fashion Week. This year as many as 11 universities take part in the 'Imagine Talents', meaning that 28 design students participate with 28 fur styles that are to be sent to Denmark from distant destinations such as Kazakhstan and South Korea before 2 February 2016, where they are being showcased at a major fashion show the evening before the opening of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Global Cooperation

'Imagine Talents' is Kopenhagen Fur's new global cooperation with the greatest and most       important fashion and design universities in Asia and Europe. The universities nominate their most skilled students to represent the university at the Imagine Talents' show. Preparation of styles and subsequent production is done in close collaboration with local manufacturers, who will also be offered training and masterclasses.

The 28 students participating in 2016 Imagine Talents' come from Kazakhstan National Academy of Arts (Kazakhstan), Tsinghua University (China), The Art Institute of Heilongjiang University (China), Seoul National University (South Korea), Design School Kolding (Denmark), Atelier Chardon Savard ( France), Royal College of Art - London (England), VIA University College (Denmark), Mode Gakuen (Japan), Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (Russia) and the Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia (Greece).

Highly skilled furriers from Kopenhagen Studio - the creative workshop of Kopenhagen Fur - head the project. The idea is that young designers are free to give their suggestions for new fur styles. The price is not a factor; only their imagination sets the limit.

Last year, the result of 'Imagine Talents' was a variety of unconventional views on future trends in fur and again this year, Kopenhagen Fur hopes to push the limits of the use and perception of fur.

For further information please contact Nina Brønden Jakobsen, Kopenhagen Fur on +45 41 86 13 91 / e-mail: nbj@kopenhagenfur.com or Stine Holte Jensen, PRD on +45 29 99 01 02 / e-mail: shj@prdagency.com