Marie Sloth Rousing,‘Transformable Wardrobe’
This project explores what we expect from clothing, asking ‘what is more-than clothing?’ The collection aims to investigate how we can give clothing more life by incorporating everyday objects such as roller blinds, umbrellas and slap wraps into the context of fashion. The project presents eight transformable garments, seven uniforms, accessories and a fashion film about how we, as users, are affected by products around us.
Marie Sloth Rousing is a young fashion designer, who recently graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Working in the intersection of fashion, performance, film and art, she aims to explore and expand the concept of clothing through a continuous curiosity about how different materials, objects and scales can be combined. Her vision is to create concepts that examine the limits of our understanding of clothing.
‘Transformable Wardrobe’, selected for Designers’ Nest, Copenhagen Fashion Week, 2018.
‘Inadequate functions’ (fashion film), Nordic Talent, shown during Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival, 2018.
‘In Between’ (fashion film), shown at Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival, 2016.
‘In Between’ (fashion collection), selected for Designers’ Nest and exhibited at FAN OUT, 2015.
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Julie Thornberg-Thorsøe,‘I AM’
This collection draws on the poetry of Tove Ditlevsen to present a reflection upon the contrasts existing within life. It focuses on prolonging the useful life of fashion garments by emphasising the temporal dimension of handwork and embroidery, thereby establishing time as a critical resource in achieving aesthetic sustainability.
Julie Thornberg-Thorsøe is a designer from Denmark, who graduated with an MA in Fashion Design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, after completing an education in tailoring. Her work focuses on creating emotional atmospheres and developing clothes that harness the value of time. Travels, studies of sustainable aesthetics and the contrasts in life have inspired Julie’s recent collection, I AM. ‘DOT’, an outfit inspired by cultural differences, exhibited at The David Collection in Copenhagen, during Culture Night, 2017.
‘BACKWORDS’, a fashion film introducing the ‘DOT’ outfit made in collaboration with production designer Isac Mørch. Shown at the David Collection in Copenhagen, during Culture Night 2017 and CPH Fashion Film Festival in 2018.
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Michala Bräuner Grønkjær,‘Plaster Saints’
This collection is based on reflections on gentrification, both as a process and a mentality. The project aims to spark debate about contemporary consumerism by portraying the silliness of the urban lifestyles that are currently dictated on social media.
Michala Bräuner Grønkjær is an MA graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and a former intern at both Bernhard Wilhelm and Marc Jacobs.
Selected for Imagine Talents by Kopenhagen Fur, Shanghai, 2019.
MA Exhibition at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2018.
‘BADEHUSET’ (fashion film), presented at Cinemateket during Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival, 2018.
‘Bomuld, Uld, pels eller... plastik?’, article for Dansk Detail, 2016.
Christian L'Enfant Roi,‘Residual Fagoting’
The realization of just how wasteful our society has become in terms our cultural upbringing led Christian L’Enfant Roi to mix both waste and what is considered a heritage (old-fashioned) sewing technique, fagoting. Traditionally used in costume and lingerie making, this technique stitches together two pieces to create a beautiful and wearable object out of scraps.
Originally from Montreal in Canada, designer Christian Deslauriers studied fashion design at College LaSalle. With his experience and knowledge of fine detail, Christian has since put more focus on his personal design work, launching his debut collection in October 2010. For the first few years, the brand focused on private orders “sur-mesure”, sold directly to his growing clientele.
In 2014, he branched out to wholesale, presenting for the first time his work in a showroom in Paris, during Men’s Fashion Week. From the beginning, Christian L’Enfant Roi has seen growing popularity on social media. In the press, Christian has been recognised by Vogue Italia’s “One to Watch”-talent competition and acclaimed for his strong brand imaging and trend forecasting.
Kristine Sehested-Blad,‘Ode to Possibilities’
This collection is inspired by pop artist Claes Oldenburg’s fascination with the ordinary and objects picked up from the street. By ignoring conventional ways of making garments, the collection brings Oldenburg’s rebellion towards elitist art into the context of fashion.Kristine Sehested-Blad has a Master in Fashion Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Her interests include abandoned objects, things that represent people, and everything that other people do not want or consider worthless or useless.
MA project selected for the Designers’ Nest Award, 2018.
BA project selected for the Designers’ Nest Award, 2016.
Barbara Í Gongini,‘Modular Objects’
This project is based on a methodological process that seeks to bring out the multi-functionality of clothing by challenging the perception of clothing as an exclusively functional object. The addition of other functional dimensions creates a visual output that opens the senses for new and abstract appearances.Barbara í Gongini was born in the scenic Faroe Islands and graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. Ever since, she has developed her approach through a pensive dialogue between experimental design, form and function. Her accessories and garments for Men and Women has been represented in Copenhagen, Milan, Paris, New York and Los Angeles since 2005.→ E-mail→ Instagram→ Website
This project presents a series of styles and photos that examine the limits of the body. The series visualises the feeling of wearing your skin outside your clothes and losing the ability to decode the surrounding world.Lærke Valum’s design process is characterised by a sculptural take on clothing that examines the spatial qualities of silhouettes and scales. Her vision is to create clothes that explore the potentials of space and form. She treats the space around the body as a venue for form experiments that transcend the boundaries of common conceptions of the human body and challenge ‘standardised’ body images and silhouettes.
Domantas Smaizys,‘The Last Bell’
This collection is based on my personal experiences of growing up gay in Lithuania. For most of my childhood, I was told that I was “not masculine enough”, which has affected my identity. Today, I work from a state of nostalgia to create a sense of empowerment. In so doing, I strive to challenge societal perceptions of masculinity and celebrate individuality.Domantas Smaizys is a Lithuanian fashion designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an MA graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with a BA degree in Sustainable Fashion Design. His collections are driven by emotions, personal experiences and how these relate to his identity. Domantas explores his creative direction through contemporary menswear and seeks to celebrate individuality and effeminacy. His work has been featured in numerous magazines, including L’Officiel, Less Magazine, Lamu Slenis and Fucking Young!.
Finalist at the Designers’ Nest Fashion Show, 2018.
Finalist at Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival, 2018.
Winner of the Baltic Fashion Award, 2017.
Finalist at the Designers’ Nest Fashion Show, 2015.
Recipient of the EyesOnTalent award, 2015.→ E-mail→ Instagram→ Website
Frederik Ingvorsen,‘The Glamorous Walk of Shame’
Inspired by the shabby look you have when you tip-toe home in the early morning hours after a wild night out, this collection challenges the business look that characterises traditional menswear. Torn suits, red wine stains, suspicious creases and twisted, draped and deconstructed shapes give the collection a shameful yet ultra-elegant appearance.Frederik Ingvorsen recently graduated from Design School Kolding with an MA in fashion. During his studies, he spent a semester at the well-renowned design school École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris to explore French couture traditions. Afterwards, he completed a six-month internship at Maison Margiela in Paris.→ E-mail→ Instagram
With their amazing shapes, limpets and whelks embody the mystery of life underwater. Clinging to stones and whales for centuries, they bear the marks of ancient times. Just imagine the stories some of them hold. Today, shellfish are primarily worshipped as exquisite gourmet food.Guðrun Ludvig is a designer from the Faroe Islands. She is educated in Denmark and has worked with Sabine Poupinel in Copenhagen. In 1997, she moved back to the Faroe Islands, and in 2002 she partnered with Guðrun Rógvadóttir to establish Guðrun & Guðrun, a company specialising in hand-knitted clothing with global distribution. Guðrun has created pieces for various art exhibitions, including The Weather Diaries, presented at the 3rd Nordic Fashion Biennale in 2014.→ E-mail→ Instagram→ Website
Iben Høj,‘Hung I, II, III’
This project presents a series of suspended, knitted objects with a focus on colour, contrast, volume, weightlessness and form. Each knitted piece is attached to stainless steel rings sourced from the fishing industry, in which they are normally used in fish traps.Iben Høj is a designer and textile artist, who creates both knitwear and artistic, sculptural works in knitting. Her experimental work pushes the boundaries of knit design, testing new techniques and principles of form through the incorporation of unconventional effects, textures, spatial qualities and lightning. A vital source of inspiration is her hands-on work with the materials. Her use of hand-operated knitting machines enables her to experiment with effects, patterns, textures, techniques and forms as the fabric takes shape. She also draws inspiration from nature, in particular, her ever-growing collection of dry leaves, seed heads, seashells, stones and pebbles, which serves as a sample box of evocative structures, textures and shapes.
‘Unravelled – a decade of fine threads’, self-published book presenting ten years of knit design, 2013.
Recipient of working grant (2017—2018) from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968.
MINDCRAFT18, Milan Design Week, 2018.
Fashion & Fabric, permanent exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark, 2015.→ E-mail→ Instagram→ Website
Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard,‘SPRING / SUMMER FOREVER (2019)’
This work explores the pattern of movement in the fashion industry through the body’s phenomenology and the use of conventional materials. The design pieces are made unsuitable for mass production and make up a personal comment expressing intimacy, identity and individualism.Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard is a young Danish designer working in the spaces between art, fashion and photography towards the creation of a body related outcome. She is educated in London and Copenhagen and since her graduation in 2017 she has trained under the wings of art and fashion label Eckhaus Latta in New York. She has also worked as knitwear designer at Anne Sofie Madsen Studio and participated in group exhibitions, including one with Czech performance artist Lukas Hoffmann at the National Gallery of Denmark.
‘Phantom Limb’, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, 2017.
‘Spring / Summer 2018’, Vega, Copenhagen, 2017.
‘Spring / Summer 2017’, Copenhagen City Hall, Copenhagen, 2016.→ E-mail→ Instagram→ Website
Dyed Horse.Ever since his graduation from The Royal College of Art in London, Søren Bach has been a much sought-after hair artist, creator and consultant for fur companies, known for his extraordinary fur designs, hats and clothes. Throughout the past years, he has worked for a variety of international fashion houses, and as an artist and artisan in his own right, he has created truly unique works, using his innovative colouring, cutting and dyeing techniques.
Jan Machenhauer,‘Bridal Shirts’
‘Jan Machenhauer Shirts’ arose from studying the frame and possibilities of the shirt, an iconic item of clothing. For FAN OUT we are challenging the 19th-century Nordic rural tradition of bridal shirts in the context of contemporary bridal wear.The force field of form and function is what interests Jan Machenhauer, who has worked with fashion for more than four decades. His deep interest in architecture and dance has always informed his aesthetics. This is evident in his sculptural and crafted designs and his emphasis on longevity and movement.
Jan Machenhauer was the first fashion designer in Denmark to obtain The Danish Arts Foundation Award of Honour, 2017.
Established diffusion brand Jan Machenhauer Shirts, 2012.
Co-founded the brand Épice, 1999.
Established his own brand, boutique and showroom in Copenhagen, 1981.
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Bettina Bakdal,‘Fleurs en décomposition’
3 dresses.Bettina Milling Bakdal graduated from Danmarks Designskole, now known as the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1996, after which she started her own company “By Bakdal” in 1998. In 2006—2007, she worked as a senior designer at Inwear, and she has been a member of the Danish Art Foundation since 2014.In 2012, Bettina relaunched her own label, Bettina Bakdal, and she has been a part-time associate professor at the fashion department at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts since 2016. → E-mail→ Instagram
BUKKEHAVE,‘Beads on String’
This work is about scale, dimension, humour, perceptions of value, overconsumption, sustainability, crafts traditions and the schism between nature and culture. Starting from the classic pearl necklace, I am curious to explore and comment on how we humans in various ways cultivate nature to make it fit our needs.Christine Bukkehave is a trained goldsmith and jewellery designer. In 2011, she established her own company, BUKKEHAVE, a Copenhagen-based brand that specialises in original and brave contemporary pieces of jewellery, combining classic and alternative materials. In addition to presenting collections of jewellery designs, Bukkehave does work for art exhibitions and has taken part in design collaborations with Freya Dalsjø, Kopenhagen Fur and House of Amber.
‘Bring It On’ (brooch and pendant), Maison du Danemark, Paris, France, 2017.
Brooch for HRH Queen Magrethe, made in collaboration with Kopenhagen Fur, 2016.
Recipient of the Goldsmith Skt. Loye Award (Seven pieces of jewellery and an installation, exhibited at The Round Tower Copenhagen, Denmark), 2015.
’Cast away’ (four brooches), exhibited at Talente Competition, Schmuck, Munich, Germany, 2014.→ E-mail→ Instagram→ Website
Maria Mackinney-Valentin,‘Hear me Roar: Leopard Print in Fashion’
09.08.2018, Thursday 7:00 PM at Slagtehusgade 11, København VFree Entrance. Talk is in Danish.
There is general agreement that fashion changes are happening more rapidly than ever. With brands like H&M and Zara dissolving the traditional seasons of fashion by putting new items on the shelves every other week, ‘Fast fashion’ has received some of the blame for speeding things up. One talks about how fashion has become season-less and how consumers jump senselessly from trend to trend to the benefit of fast fashion companies, but with catastrophic consequences for the environment. Fashion scholar Maria Mackinney-Valentin will focus on leopard print as a barometer of contemporary fashion, asking the question, is fashion really moving so quickly?Maria Mackinney-Valentin is an Associate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has a PhD in trend theory and her research centres on the relationship between fashion and identity, particularly in regards to issues of gender and social status. Last year, her book ‘Fashioning Identity’ was published by Bloomsbury.→ Read more→ Website
Jeppe Ugelvig,‘Is fashion art? Can art be fashion?’
09.08.2018, Thursday 7:30 PM at at Slagtehusgade 11, København VFree Entrance. Talk is in Danish.
For several centuries, fashion and art have dynamically interacted with one another – yet, today, these two forms of aesthetic expression remain highly contained within delineated industries and worlds, each with their distinct conventions and rules of distribution, presentation and sale. But in a time when the ever-accelerating fashion industry has become an increasingly unsustainable system for young and independent designers, can the gallery space serve as a format for producing and displaying alternative kinds of fashion? What happens to fashion when it is freed from its traditional systems of work? Curator and critic Jeppe Ugelvig addresses these questions, taking the history of art-fashion hybridity in the last 20 years as his point of departure.Jeppe Ugelvig is Danish curator and critic based in New York. He works both theoretically and professionally in the intersection of fashion and art, with a particular interest in queer and decolonial theory. His writing has appeared in Frieze, ArtReview and Flash Art, and he functions as the editor for both DANSK Magazine and Wallet. He most recently curated the exhibition ‘Fashion Work, Fashion Workers’ at the Hessel Museum in New York.→ Read more→ Website
Veronica D'Souza,‘Made in Prison’
09.08.2018, Thursday 6:30 PM at Slagtehusgade 11, København VFree Entrance. Talk is in Danish.
In a time, when the principles of ‘fast fashion’ prevail, the fashion brand, Carcel, has set up production in female prisons in Peru and Thailand. Veronica D’Souza will talk about an alternative fashion option that focuses on slowing down and keeping humanity without losing sight of quality and commercial potential. The ambition is to create a sustainable value chain, where attractiveness and desire drives the demand for an ethical production.Veronica D’Souza is the founder and CEO of Carcel, a new Danish brand that presents luxury clothing made by women in prison. Before, she co-founded the award-winning social business, Ruby Cup, which addresses the lack of affordable menstrual hygiene protection in East Africa. She is a sustainability strategist with a particular focus on solving the world’s pressing needs through innovative business models. Veronica is a renowned public speaker and has been invited by organisations and companies around the world to share her perspectives on alleviating poverty through business, health issues in Africa, female entrepreneurship, and the process of designing attractive solutions for people living in poverty.
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Nicholas Nybro,Masterclass: ‘Fashion is my Voice’
09.08.2018, Thursday 8:00 – 8:45 PM at Slagtehusgade 11, København VFree Entrance. Talk is in Danish.
Nicholas Nybro’s talk deals with his career, how he, as a newly qualified designer, had to “start all over again” and how a very special dress came to change everything. In particular, he will talk about having the guts to do things differently without being afraid of challenging an industry that needs to change.Nicholas Nybro graduated from Kolding Design School in 2009. After a stint in Los Angeles, he launched his own brand in 2011, starting with smaller collections in Sabine Poupinel’s boutique in Copenhagen. In 2014, he took the leap and presented his work at Copenhagen Fashion Week and he has since created seven collections and six major fashion shows. Nicholas is known for his expressive style and his use of fashion to comment on societal problems.
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