Haerverk SS18 Copenhagen Fashion Week
What’s the most unusual place you’ve ever watched a fashion show – in a car park? In a tent? For us, the Haervaerk SS18 show took the crown with a location underneath a bridge somewhere in Copenhagen. On arrival we were handed a bottle of Heineken and stood in the setting Danish sun on an incline next to chunks of concrete, graffiti sprayed walls and sheets of plastic which hid the frenetic activity going on behind them to get the show under way. When it was time to sit, it was next to old railway tracks lined with a sort of soft peat – our photographer was perched on the end of the runway on an old industrial palette.
The show itself was the fast paced and aggressive march of a small army from a label with a reputation for up styling street wear. Plastic coated textures, tubing and parachute fabrics, puffed jackets, sweatshirts and oversize hoods conveyed a waterside industrial theme. Close fit caps made the gender of the models almost indistinguishable – which was presumably their purpose. The models stomped – seriously stomped – and it was because of that we noticed that they weren’t all wearing red knee socks, as assumed on first glance, but had red painted toes and feet. We loved this collection from designer Niels Gundtoft - his army of little lost vandals and their dockland swagger was, for us, one of the defining moments of Copenhagen Fashion Week SS18.
Images shot for us by Mille Akerlund