CIFF FW 18-19 first highlights: MACHINE-A to curate a special project & CIFF Runway official schedule
The countdown has begun for Copenhagen International Fashion Fair FW 18-19 edition, from Jan. 31st to Feb. 2nd in Bella Center, Copenhagen.
The exhibition, internationally acknowledged as Europe’s most dynamic fashion fair with a strong vision on creativity and firmly supporting emerging talents, will host a project curated by Stavros Karelis of MACHINE-A in the CIFF RAVEN Special Projects area.
Stavros Karelis, Founder and Buying Director of MACHINE-A, will curate a special area at the entrance of the CIFF venue, where all the invited brands will express their concept of fashion & art to make visitors fully experience their vision.
ALYX, DO IT YOURSELF, i-D, MM6, OAKLEY by SAMUEL ROSS, SHOWSTUDIO and VOID have been selected to create installations.
CIFF consists of more than 60,000 square meters where nearly 2,000 brands are hosted including CIFF KIDS, a separate fair devoted to kids fashion and lifestyle in Forum Copenhagen, and CIFF SHOWROOMS, about 20,000 square meters of luxury showrooms, where more than 500 brands have their own permanent space in Bella Center.
CIFF is divided into different segments curating likeminded brands. On the ground floor, Raven is devoted to cutting-edge menswear from all over the world, in addition to the highly curated special projects.
Lab is for unisex contemporary ready-to-wear collections with a fashion-forward twist and is open to both emerging and more established names. Some brands to be mention: AMI, lala Berlin and Sportmax will return to Lab. Barena Venezia, an Italian brand consistently growing in the Scandinavian area, will also become part of the CIFF community.
The Premium segment showcase fashion-conscious, acknowledged and contemporary menswear brands: Amongst the big names, Diesel will show for the first time and has selected CIFF as the only European destination for the upcoming season. After the return of Johan Lindberg, to his eponymous brand, J. Lindberg is returning to CIFF’s Premium segment. Urban, a segment dedicated to denim, urban- and streetwear: K-Way will join CIFF for the first time, a long side Herschel Supply Co. who will show their debut apparel collection, besides backpacks and accessories.
Sleek hosts international unisex design-driven collections such as Harris Wharf London represented by Mørch Fashion and Alexa Chung represented by Freudian Kicks will join CIFF for the first time. Style Setters mixes established and contemporary Scandinavian and International womenswear brands, among others you can find Italian brand Patrizia Pepe, for the first time at CIFF, as well as Rockins, with Jess Morris as Co-Founder.
On first and second floor, the Showrooms are where menswear, womenswear, shoes and lingerie brands have their own permanent address to display their collections during the whole year by appointment and open to buyers, visitors and press during the CIFF dates.
Finally, CIFF Runway, a highly curated catwalk concept for brands aspiring to an impactful communication tool will take place again this season.
CIFF Runway schedule:
Wednesday – JAN 31st
10.00 – 11.00 Via Design
12.00 – 13.00 Martin Asbjørn
18.00 – 19.00. Han Kjøbenhavn
20.00 – 21.00 Hærværk
Thursday – FEB 1st
11.00 – 12.00 Halo
14.00 – 15.00 Designers Remix
«We CIFF keep working as a community all year long and focusing on people, rather than just business. We believe ideas come first, therefore we firmly support young designers, while we interact with more established brands to further develop their organic growth. We are now almost ready to offer exhibitors, buyers, press and visitors a highly effective experience on fashion and future retail: the special project with MACHINE-A is big step into a new exciting way to conceive art and fashion as tightly intertwined», says CIFF Director and Creative Director, Kristian W. Andersen.