- Title: DENMARK: FASHION - Copenhagen fashion week breaks all previous attendance records
- Date: 17th February 2008
- Summary: WIDE VIEW HENRIK KONGERSLEV, HEAD OF DESIGN, MATINIQUE BACKSTAGE GREETING A MODEL SOUNDBITE (English) HENRIK KONGERSLEV, HEAD OF DESIGN, MATINIQUE: "Black is a minimalistic collection, we like to keep the details minimal, simple and sophisticated. So it's very important that it's the small things you can explore on the garments."
- Embargoed: 3rd March 2008 12:00
- Location: Denmark
- Country: Denmark
- Topics: Fashion
- Reuters ID: LVA35HUEI4GPS8U17KMOJ780AVTS
- Story Text: That clean, natural Scandinavian look is out, taken over by what PeclersParis's trend expert, Marie Francoise Ganne calls "Dark Fiction", black, black and more black, intensifying a sense of mystery on the Nordic fashion scene.
Taking place at the biggest of the exhibition halls, Copenhagen's Bella Center, is the Trend Show where the largest Scandinavian Fashion Fair is being held. Here there are many variations of black in all its intensity and extravagance. From sheer silky stripes to woollen knits, shiny patent leather to second skin.
French trend-analyst from PeclersParis, Marie Francoise Ganne explained who the new look would appeal to:
"Here we are, for people who are more seduced by intellectual concepts, people who are prepared to pair down their style, people that call for a little bit of attention."
Among the many shows now appearing in Copenhagen, the all-masculine catwalk show of the worldwide brand, Matinique, where Black is the name of their line as well as the look, taking on a more sophisticated, minimal yet sharp statement. The setting was the Royal Danish Theatre's production warehouse.
Henrik Kongerslev, Matinique's Head of Design, gives his formula for what the BLACK look can offer today's fashion minded man, "Black is a minimalistic collection, we like to keep the details minimal, simple and sophisticated," he said.
Matinique scooped up the reknowned stylist and editor of one of London's most acclaimed fashion magazines, Arena, to style this season's show, Andrew Davis - a man who is known for translating fashion.
"The black line was great to work on because it's such an established, chic, expensive kind of range that it's more you know, more sophisticated, more tailoring based," Davis said. "And it was very exciting to put that together."
From sheer silky stripes to woollen knits, shiny patent leather to second skin, all in shades of black.
The Munthe plus Simonsen show took place at Copenhagen's Town Hall.
Again, many variations of subtle black hit the runway.
Karen Simonsen and Naja Munthe, previously known for their bohemian stylings, held on to their feminine look and proved that their use of exclusive detail and sensuality gives women a lot to work with in the world of black.
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